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’t know who the “real” 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

New publications from OECD, mid January 2019

New OECD publications 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 — August 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from August 2018. 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 take advantage of any of the electronic resource trials this year? If you explored Oxford International Organizations, World Scientific Journals, HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated, Safari Online Learning Platform, Oxford Economics, Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection, or Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection during the trial periods, we would appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian@wto.org.
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Competition policy for the new era : insights from the BRICS countries / edited by Tembinkosi Bonakele, Eleanor M Fox and Liberty Mncube.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927239

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Globalización y generación de riqueza : un mundo más próspero, más eficiente y más justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversión extranjera directa / José-Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz ; presentación de Vicente Boceta ; prólogo de Fernando Eguidazu.

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Governing science and technology under the international economic order : regulatory divergence and convergence in the age of megaregionals / edited by Shin-Yi Peng, Han-Wei Liu, Ching-Fu Lin.

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Intellectual property and human development : current trends and future scenarios / edited by Tzen Wong, Graham Dutfield.

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International organizations : politics, law, practice / Ian Hurd.

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The law and economics of a sustainable energy trade agreement / edited by Gary C. Hufbauer, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, and Richard Samans.

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The law of the international civil service : institutional law and practice in international organisations / Gerhard Ullrich.

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Ownership unbundling and related measures in the EU energy sector : foundations, the impact of WTO law and investment protection / Tilman Michael Dralle.

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Les pays ACP dans le commerce mondial / Aristide Foé.

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Putting consumers first : essays in honour of Pradeep Mehta / edited by Sanjaya Baru, with Abhishek Kumar.

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La reforma de la gobernanza pesquera internacional y europea / [edited by] Jorge Pueyo Losa, Julio Jorge Urbina.

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The use of alternative benchmarks in anti-subsidy law : a study on the WTO, the EU and China / Sophia Müller.

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A WTO agreement on trade facilitation : can it really facilitate trade? / Mena Hassan.

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New publications from OECD, mid-March 2018

New OECD publications 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 — February 2018

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from February 2018. 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

Starting 2 March 2018, Oxford Economics will be available for trial. This resource from the Oxford Economics Group of companies provides global forecasting and quantitative analysis.

For more information on Oxford Economics and the Oxford Economics Group, visit their website: https://www.oxfordeconomics.com/

Trial access requires an ID and password, available from the WTO Library. If anyone would be interested in exploring this platform, please email web.librarian@gmail.com!

Through July 2018, explore Oxford International Organizations! Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) is the first database for analyzing and understanding key documents of international organizations, with a concise expert commentary accompanying each document. OXIO includes resolutions and decisions of organizations, draft normative texts prepared within the framework of organizations, constituent instruments of organizations, court decisions relevant for the institutional law of organizations, and more.

For more information and to experiment this resource during the trial period, visit Oxford International Organizations here: http://opil.ouplaw.com/home/oxio

Did you have a chance to test out Gale’s Environmental Studies and Policy Collection during February? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your thoughts on this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.
Did you explore Brill’s Climate Change and Law Collection in February? If so, we would appreciate your feedback on this resource! Please share your experiences with this resource by emailing us at web.librarian.

 

Covers Title, Authors/Editor details, WTO catalogue records email request links Previews
The $800 million pill : the truth behind the cost of new drugs / Merrill Goozner.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927081

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Competition and patent law in the pharmaceutical sector : an international perspective / edited by Giovanni Pitruzzella, Gabriella Muscolo.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927079

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Droit international économique / Dominique Carreau … [et al.].

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International law / Malcolm N. Shaw.

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Is international law international? / Anthea Roberts.

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Liquid modernity / Zygmunt Bauman.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927097

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Trans-Pacific partnership : an assessment / [edited by] Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs and Jeffrey J. Schott.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927089

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New publications from OECD, late January 2018

New OECD publications 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 — December 2017

We are pleased to share our list of selected new acquisitions from December 2017. 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
The Cambridge handbook of antitrust, intellectual property, and high tech / edited by Roger D. Blair, D. Daniel Sokol.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927042

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Preview: https://goo.gl/2nQcBm

Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy / Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927044

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Preview: https://goo.gl/B1opf1

International Geneva : 100 years of architecture / Joëlle Kuntz.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927040

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Manual sobre el Sistema de Solución de Diferencias de la OMC / preparada por la División de Asuntos Jurídicos y la División de Normas de la Secretaría de la OMC, y la Secretaría del Órgano de Apelación.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927050

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Full-text: https://goo.gl/AA5ztU

The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa / Irene Yuan Sun.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927056

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Postal services in the digital age / edited by Matthias Finger, Bernhard Bukovc and Muqbil Burhan.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1926950

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Promoting trade competitiveness in developing countries / edited by Wineaster Anderson, Marcellina M. Chijoriga and John R.M. Philemon.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927034

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Sweet talk : paternalism and collective action in north-south trade relations / J. P. Singh.

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Vliianie preferentsialʹnykh torgovykh soglasheniĭ na mnogostoronniuiu torgovuiu sistemu / V.K. Remchukova.

WTO catalogue : http://wto.aquabrowser.com/?itemid=|WTO-Marc|1927029

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The WTO agreements : the Marrakesh agreement establishing the World Trade Organization and its annexes / World Trade Organization.

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