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Global Value Chains Opportunities for Growth

Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report. “Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy” argues that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality …
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OECD-WTO: Statistics on Trade in Value Added

New analysis from the OECD and WTO breaks with conventional measurement of trade flows to reflect the way businesses increasingly disperse production chains across several countries. By looking at imports and exports in value-added terms, a fuller picture can be built up of international trade and commercial relations between nations. The joint OECD – WTO …
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G20 Trade and Investment Measures

The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have published the Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures. The publication follows on the heels of the G20 Summit meeting inSeoul in 11-12 November 2010, when leaders reaffirmed the extension until the end of 2013 of their standstill commitment to resist protectionism. According to the new report, G20 governments …
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Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have co-published the report “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable.” The volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyze the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages. The publication underlines globalization’s potential to stimulate productivity and growth but highlights …
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World Trade Profile 2010

The World Trade Organization has just launched the report “Trade Profile 2010”. The study gives quick references on national and trade statistics of WTO members and countries which are in the process of negotiating WTO membership. It combines information on trade flows and trade policy measures of members, WTO observers and other selected economies. For …
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Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth

The OECD, the International Labor Organization, The World Bank and the World Trade Organization presented to the government leaders at the G20 Summit in Seoul on November 11-12, 2010 a joint report titled “Seizing the Benefits of Trade for Employment and Growth”. The message is clear: open markets play a pivotal role in supporting growth …
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G20 Trade and Investment Measures

The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have published their second combined report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures. The three organizations have called upon the G20 to resist moves toward protectionism. The report’s authors caution that the holdings acquired by governments as a response to the crisis may …
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Globalization and Informal jobs in Developing Countries

The International Labour Organization and the WTO have just published a joint study titled “Globalization and Informal Jobs in Developing Countries.” The report has found that the high incidence of informal employment in the developing world suppresses countries’ ability to benefit from trade opening by creating poverty traps for workers in job transition. This study …
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