New publications from OECD, June 2019

New OECD publications and statistics have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?

The Economist Intelligence Unit will be offering a 30-minute webinar on 27 June 2019 on the them “Trade War: a G20 Truce in Sight?” Two speakers, Agathe Demarais (Director of Global Forecasting) and Cailin Birch (Global Economist) will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the US and the possible outcomes of a side discussion between heads of state of both countries later this month during the G20 meeting.

Registration is required to attend and can be completed using the form available here: https://pages.eiu.com/June-19-US-China-trade-war-webinar—USEMEA—Subscription-NB_Registration-Page.html

A full description of the webinar is as follows:

The ongoing trade war between the US and China has captured the headlines in recent weeks. In May the US increased existing tariffs of 10% on US$200bn worth of Chinese merchandise imports to duty rates of 25%, and China responded by raising its import tariffs on around US$60bn of US goods.

The stakes were raised again a few days later with a US proposal to apply additional tariffs across Chinese merchandise imports not yet covered by punitive tariffs, worth around US$300bn per year.

Against this backdrop, The Economist Intelligence Unit has come to the view that the most likely outcome of a planned meeting between US president Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting on June 28th-29th will be of a truce in tariffs escalation, probably until at least 2020.

But questions remain, such as:

    • Is a US-China trade deal still a realistic prospect, or will the two sides fail to reach a compromise?
    • Is the US going to take the first step towards de-escalation, or is the ball in China‚Äôs court?
    • What happens if no deal is inked, and what would this mean for global growth?

Economist Intelligence Unit is a resource available to WTO staff, Member State delegations, and WTO Library patrons, through a subscription managed by the WTO Library. If there are any questions about this or other Library resources, please do not hesitate to contact us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Brazil: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

IMF has recently published a new book, Brazil: Boom, Bust, & Road to Recovery, on economic conditions, development, growth, and policy in Brazil:

“Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it reflects longstanding structural weaknesses plaguing the economy, that also help explain Brazil’s uninspiring growth performance over the past four decades.”

The book is available here for consultation and download from the IMF eLibrary, with access facilitated by the WTO Library for WTO staff and library patrons.

OECD Economic Outlook 2019

OECD has launched the first 2019 issue of OECD Economic Outlook 2019, their twice-yearly analysis of world-wide economic trends and forecasts for the next two years.

The key take-aways from this first issue are identified as:

  • Global growth is stabilising at a low level
  • Key risks: trade tensions, China slowdown and high debt
  • Act now to boost opportunities

The full report can be found here, at the OECD iLibrary, accessible to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library.

Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2019

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published their annual report on worldwide cost of living.

 

In this year’s survey, it was determined the three countries share the title of the world’s most expensive city; but which cities are they? For the answer to this question and an in-depth comparison of more than 400 prices across 160 products and services and to see where your city ranks, read the full report.

 

The report is available from the Economist Intelligence Unit resource here, through a subscription facilitated by the WTO Library. If there are any problems opening or accessing this file, please contact web.librarian@wto.org for assistance.

New publications from OECD, May 2019

New OECD publications and statistics have been uploaded to the OECD iLibrary, a comprehensive digital repository of books, papers, and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Titles recently added include:

These volumes and more are accessible from the OECD iLibrary by WTO staff and WTO Library patrons.

Library acquisitions — May 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from May 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Belt and road : a Chinese world order / Bruno Maçães.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927598

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Xb53Qp
The Cambridge handbook of technical standardization law : competition, antitrust, and patents / edited by Jorge L. Contreras.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927499

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2HIMCgO
La cha√ģne de blocs peut-elle r√©volutionner le commerce international? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927650

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Full text: http://bit.ly/30THOwA
Competition law / Richard Whish, David Bailey.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927518

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Wy1F5d
Digital economies at global margins / edited by Mark Graham.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927610

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Full text: http://bit.ly/2HK2L5Q
Institutional translation for international governance : enhancing quality in multilingual legal communication / edited by Fernando Prieto Ramos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927516

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Intellectual property law : text, cases, and materials / Tanya Aplin and Jennifer Davis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927490

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Qzxsxd
The interaction between competition law and corporate governance : opening the ‘black box’ / Florence Th√©pot.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927543

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2W8Gg34
Pueden las cadenas de bloques revolucionar el comercio internacional? / Emmanuelle Ganne.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927652

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Full text: http://bit.ly/30OIT8V
Sustaining economic growth in Asia / [edited by] Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Thomas Helbling, Adam S. Posen, Changyong Rhee.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927555

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2VZTrP0
Trade facilitation in the multilateral trading system : genesis, course and accord / Hao Wu.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927531

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2HJZuTV

 

SDGs and OECD Countries: Measuring Progress

OECD has launched a new publication to assess how far OECD countries are from achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets 2019: An Assessment of Where OECD Countries Stand uses a methodology developed by the OECD based on UN SDG and OECD data to compare progress by OECD countries across SDG goals and targets.

 

The full report is available for review or download from the OECD website here: http://www.oecd.org/sdd/measuring-distance-to-the-sdg-targets-2019-a8caf3fa-en.htm

New Issue of IMF’s Finance and Development: IMF at 75

IMF has just released the June 2019 issue of F&D Magazine, a special issue marking the IMF’s 75th anniversary. Articles in this issue “examine how the IMF should adapt and innovate to serve the needs of the evolving global economy.”

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation individually or as a whole issue online or for download in PDF, for WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library.

Library acquisitions — April 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from April 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Did you peruse Nature Sustainability during the trial in April?

If so, we would like your feedback on this resource!

Please share your thoughts on this publication by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Did you explore Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law during the trial in April?

If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource!

Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Did you take advantage of the April trial of Taylor and Francis’s Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection?

If so, we would like your feedback on this resource!

Please share your thoughts on this collection by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.

Finally, did you use vLex ‚Äď Global Legal Research during the trial access in April?

If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource!

Please share your experiences with this tool by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
Les accords de l’OMC : l’accord de Marrakech instituant l’Organisation mondiale du commerce et ses annexes / Organisation mondiale du commerce.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927637

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2ZZ5DCK
Los acuerdos de la OMC : el acuerdo de Marrakech por el que se establece la Organización Mundial del Comercio y sus Anexos / Organización Mundial del Comercio.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927635

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2Jo95kC
All the boats on the ocean : how government subsidies led to global overfishing / Carmel Finley.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927572

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2WzxHun
Emissions trading schemes under international economic law / James Munro.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927549

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2LyjqwZ
EU competition law : text, cases, and materials / Alison Jones and Brenda Sufrin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927520

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2Jsl3cP
How to regulate : a guide for policymakers / Thomas A. Lambert.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927568

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Preview: http://bit.ly/3068Xw1
International investment law and the right to regulate : a human rights perspective / Lone Wandahl Mouyal.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927488

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2H74iRM
Natural resources exploitation : business and human rights / [edited by] Xavier Favre-Bulle.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927580

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The politics of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform / edited by Jakob Skovgaard, Harro van Asselt.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927553

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The return of the home state to investor-state disputes : bringing back diplomatic protection? / Rodrigo Polanco.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927509

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2DWlHMa

 

Google’s new Dataset Search

Google has announced the launch of a new tool, a Google Scholar for data. The tool, Dataset Search, aims to make it possible to search across different online data repositories, rendering datasets retrievable even when published in disparate and unconnected locations and resources.

The initial release of the search will cover environmental and social sciences, government data, and datasets from news organizations. It is expected that, as the source becomes more widely used, the amount of data should increase, as institutions, organizations, publishers, and individual scientists and researchers make their information more openly accessible.  Aided by open data initiatives around the world, it is hoped that the project will improve data transparency and the quality of research produced, as a greater quantity of and more diverse data will be available for consideration and comparison.

For more on this product, visit the article at The Verge here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/5/17822562/google-dataset-search-service-scholar-scientific-journal-open-data-access

Google’s Dataset Search launch announcement can be found here: https://www.blog.google/products/search/making-it-easier-discover-datasets/

Experiment with Google Dataset Search yourself!  The interface has been launched and is accessible here: https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch

OECD Employment Outlook 2019

OECD has launched the latest edition of the OECD Employment Outlook.

 

According to the publication’s press release, “[t]he 2019 edition … presents new evidence on changes in job stability, underemployment and the share of well-paid jobs, and discusses the policy implications of these changes with respect to how technology, globalisation, population ageing, and other megatrends are transforming the labour market in OECD countries.”

 

The full publication is available online for consultation and download through the OECD iLibrary here: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/oecd-employment-outlook-2019_9ee00155-en

 

 

OECD: Why government subsidies are bad for global competition

“As a global community, we also value fairness and competitiveness in international markets. The rules that govern international trade were created precisely to level the global playing field and ensure fair competition that drives innovation and benefits consumers. But some governments still support (or subsidise) certain firms or domestic industries to give them a leg up on the competition. This can happen for a number of reasons, but is ultimately to the detriment of consumers, businesses, and jobs. We often don‚Äôt know who the ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ winners would be if the competition were truly fair.”

 

Check out one of the latest OECD opinion pieces, this one on why government subsidies are bad for global competition.

 

The full piece is available here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/why-subsidies-are-bad-global-competition

 

In case you missed it: in February, an OECD opinion piece looked at government subsidies and overfishing. The article can be found here: https://www.oecd.org/agriculture/government-subsidies-overfishing

Factiva webinar

New to using Factiva or more experienced, but looking to polish your skills?

 

For an introduction to the Factiva website, resources included in Factiva, and the Factival mobile app and for tips on searching Factiva and creating alerts, check out this training video: https://youtu.be/GIKMmtzcLmI

 

Questions about accessing Factiva through the WTO Library? Looking for help in using this resource? Contact us at web.librarian@wto.org for more information!

Parcels trade: the good, the bad, and the ugly

“What do a clothing designer and a manufacturer of counterfeit medications have in common? For Praew, an up-and-coming clothing designer who runs Lanna Clothes Design in Thailand, and Paul, who manufactures and sells fake medicines to customers around the world, it‚Äôs simple: both rely on e-commerce to grow their business and send hundreds of parcels to customers overseas every month.”

Among the latest trade-related publications from the OECD, available through the WTO’s subscription to the OECD iLibrary, read more about the intricacies of parcels and the work done by customs officials worldwide to ensure that legal goods cross borders expeditiously, while illicit or illegal goods do not.

The full piece is available from the OECD here: https://www.oecd.org/trade/parcels-trade-good-bad-ugly

Curious for more of the latest from OECD on trade? Visit the OECD portal on trade here, access OECD publications and papers, and review, download or visualize data.

Library acquisitions — March 2019

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from Mach 2019. You can send your requests to Web.Librarian@wto.org.

The list is also available on Library’s website: http://intranet/__resources/library/_en/new_for_you_new_books.html.

For continuous updates on the latest trade news, don’t forget to check out the “Latest in trade” RSS feed: http://intranet/en/resources/library/library.htm

Kind regards,

Your WTO Library Team

Through 30 April 2019, explore Nature Sustainability!

Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal from the publishers of Nature, showcasing peer-reviewed research on sustainability in the fields of natural and social sciences, engineering, and environmental policy.

For more information on and to experiment with this resource during the trial period, visit Nature Sustainability here: https://www.nature.com/natsustain/

Also through 30 April 2019, Brill is offering a trial of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law!

An annual publication from the Max Planck Institute, with funding from the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, the yearbook is divided into three parts: Law and Practice of the United Nations (legal fundamentals of the UN, agencies, and programmes); Legal Issues Related to the Goals of the United Nations; and an overview of key developments in the UN for a given reporting year. This trial covers all volumes published since 1997.

To explore this publication, visit Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law here: https://brill.com/view/journals/mpyo/mpyo-overview.xml (Please note this resource works best using Google Chrome)

Through 30 April 2019, take advantage of trial access to Taylor & Francis’s resource Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection!

This resource is a comprehensive collection of content from 78 peer-reviewed journals in environmental studies, geography, hydrology, planning studies, and urban studies.

For more information on this resource, visit Geography, Planning, Urban & Environment Collection here: https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/product-info/journals/geography-planning-urban-environment-subject-collection/

Unfortunately, the publisher has not made the collection available from a single link. For a list of journals included in this collection, with the URL for each journal, please contact web.librarian@wto.org.

Finally, also through 30 April 2019, test vLex ‚Äď Global Legal Research!

This resource is a database of legal information, with coverage of primary law for over 20 jurisdictions and selected coverage for more than 100 countries, with additional editorial content curated from third-party publishers.

For more information and to explore this resource during this trial period, visit vLex ‚Äď Global Legal Research here: http://vlex.com/account/login_ip

Please note, from the providers of vLex: “Please notice that the platform has a system of alerts to detect “unreasonable use”, contrary to the provisions of our Terms of Service“.

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
La ayuda para el comercio en síntesis 2017 : fomentar el comercio, la inclusión y la conectividad en favor del desarrollo sostenible / Organización Mundial del Comercio y Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económicos.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927539

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2TKTD3C
The globotics upheaval : globalisation, robotics, and the future of work / Richard Baldwin.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927466

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2I16fBi
Intellectual property and the new international economic order : oligopoly, regulation, and wealth redistribution in the global knowledge economy / Sam F. Halabi.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927529

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Preview: http://bit.ly/2VcbPV4
International arbitration : law and practice / Gary B. Born.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927535

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2YHSFJ9
International investment law and arbitration : commentary, awards and other materials / Chin Leng Lim, Jean Ho and Martins Paparinskis.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927537

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2CQexIK
Investment treaty arbitration : problems and exercises / Kaj Hobér, with Joel Dahlquist Cullborg.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927533

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JWwE60
Panorama de l’aide pour le commerce 2017 : promouvoir le commerce, l’inclusion et la connectivit√© pour un d√©veloppement durable / Organisation mondiale du commerce et Organisation de coop√©ration et de d√©veloppement √©conomiques.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927541

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2WCqVUj
The role of trade in ending poverty / World Bank Group and World Trade Organization.

Library has electronic version only.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927524

Request: web.librarian@wto.org

Full-text: http://bit.ly/2FRN7EB
Sustainable development, international aviation, and treaty implementation / edited by Armand de Mestral, Peter Paul Fitzgerald, Md Tanveer Ahmad.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927526

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Preview: http://bit.ly/2JVEYms
Trade and poverty reduction : new evidence of impacts in developing countries / The World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927522

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Full-text: http://bit.ly/2V691sQ

 

Gender, Economics, and the IMF

Marking Women’s History Month (observed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, annually in March and in Canada, annually in October), IMF showcased work on the intersection between gender, economics, and the work of the IMF.

What work does IMF do on gender? The IMF offers a web portal to answer this very question.

From videos to podcasts, publications to speeches, data visualizations to infographics, this resource showcases the work of IMF, particularly in gender and economics.

Looking for IMF publications on gender and economics? Check out the IMF eLibrary resource guide, regularly updated, for a comprehensive guide to the work of the organization on this topic.

The IMF and Gender page is available here: https://www.imf.org/external/themes/gender/

The gender resource guide at the IMF eLibrary is available to WTO staff and WTO Library patrons here: https://www.elibrary.imf.org/page/gender

Climate change and trade agreements

Update : you can now view:

seven_opportunities

Commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) this new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU.com) report examines the degree to which the WTO and four contemporary free trade agreements are supporting, or hindering, countries’ climate change goals.

You can download it here

They are also offering an online seminar (or Webinar) on Thursday 21 March 4:00pm Р4:45pm China Standard Time (9:00am Р9:45am GMT) to present the headline findings of the report including recommendations for how policymakers can use innovative tools, such as climate waivers, to make trade and climate change goals mutually reinforcing.

You can register here

New Issue of IMF’s Finance & Development: Women and Growth

IMF has just released the March 2019 issue of Finance & Development, IMF’s magazine on economics, finance, development, and related topics.¬† This issue’s theme is Women and Growth and features articles on economic empowerment, inclusive growth, and the roles of women in the workforce and in entrepreneurship, among other subjects. Beginning with an article by Christine Lagarde, the issue includes contributions from female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation online or download in PDF, for WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library.

 

New OECD Agriculture Website

OECD has launched a new agriculture website to make research and policy positions more easily accessible. This new web presence serves as a portal to OECD’s agriculture-related materials, including editorials and articles as well as contents available from the OECD iLibrary.

Visit the new OECD trade website here: http://www.oecd.org/agriculture

The full suite of OECD publications is available to WTO staff and patrons of the WTO Library through the OECD iLibrary, here: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/