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  • 18-June-2015

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    Monitoring trade and investment measures

    G20 Leaders are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms. They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.

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  • 10-June-2015

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    OECD publishes new analysis of local content requirements and their role in trade policy

    OECD's latest research provides new evidence of the detrimental effects that local content requirements have on the imposing country’s own economy.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

    The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    Global trade costs could drop dramatically if countries implement WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, OECD says

    Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could reduce worldwide trade costs by anywhere from 12.5% to 17.5%, according to new OECD analysis, with the greatest benefits accruing in developing countries.

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  • 4-June-2015

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    Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: The Potential Impact on Trade Costs

    Policy brief detailing the findings from the 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators and the potential impact of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on trade costs.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    OECD News: Trade #6

    May 2015 OECD trade newsletter featuring the latest analysis on developing countries and GVCs as well as localisation barriers to trade.

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  • 28-May-2015

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    International trade statistics: trends in first quarter 2015

    International trade slows sharply in first quarter of 2015

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  • 18-May-2015

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    How to connect trade, investment and development

    The Netherlands last chaired the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in 1991, a year when advanced economies accounted for nearly two thirds of global GDP and almost two billion people were living in extreme poverty. The world looks very different today. Emerging markets now account for more than half of global GDP and the number of people living in extreme poverty is down to one billion.

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  • 23-April-2015

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    New OECD analysis of developing country participation in global value chains

    Although global value chains (GVCs) are often considered a defining feature of the current wave of globalisation, little is known about what drives GVC participation; what the benefits associated to growing participation are; or how developing countries engage and benefit from GVCs. This brand new paper provides empirical evidence of the benefits that developing countries can draw from integrating into GVCs.

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  • 12-March-2015

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    OECD News: Trade #5

    March 2015 OECD trade newsletter featuring the latest analysis on the impact of services trade restrictions on trade flows across different sectors.

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