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  • 5-May-2020

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    Policy brief: Trade interdependencies in Covid-19 goods

    No single country produces efficiently all the goods it needs to fight COVID-19. Indeed, while the United States and Germany tend to specialise in the production of medical devices, China and Malaysia are most specialised in producing protective garments. This means there is strong interdependence in trade in COVID-19 goods. A country might be a top producer of one COVID-19 good, but an importer of others.

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  • 4-May-2020

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    Policy brief: The face mask global value chain in the COVID-19 outbreak

    This note provides information on the global value chain for the production of surgical masks and N95 respirators in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It analyses the causes of the current shortage of these key medical supplies needed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and reviews some short-term and long-term policy options, with a focus on the role of trade and investment policy.

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  • 22-April-2020

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  • 14-April-2020

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    Government support and the COVID-19 pandemic

    This OECD brief details the policy implications of government support to businesses and the economy in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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  • 10-April-2020

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    COVID-19 and International Trade: Issues and Actions

    This OECD brief details trade policy issues and actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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  • 10-April-2020

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  • 27-February-2020

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    International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2019

    G20 international merchandise trade continued to contract in fourth quarter of 2019

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  • 4-December-2019

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    Uqbar, Orbis and the WTO Moratorium on applying customs duties on electronic transmissions

    In the run-up to discussions on the WTO Moratorium on applying customs duties on electronic transmissions that will take place next week, here's our take on the issue. Read our lighthearted (Borgesian) blog on the Moratorium, or dive into the research with a two-page policy brief and a detailed policy paper below.

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  • 28-November-2019

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    International trade statistics: trends in third quarter 2019

    G20 international merchandise trade (in current US dollars, seasonally adjusted) continued its downward trend in the third quarter of 2019, approaching two-year lows. Compared with the second quarter of 2019, exports contracted by 0.7% and imports by 0.9%, partly reflecting a nearly 20% fall in oil prices and depreciations in most major currencies vis-à-vis the US dollar.

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  • 28-November-2019

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    Trade in counterfeit goods costs UK economy billions of euros

    The global trade in fake goods, from cosmetics to car parts, is costing the UK economy billions of dollars a year in forgone company sales, overpriced products and tax revenues, and was behind more than 86,000 lost jobs in 2016, according to a new OECD report.

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