The OECD provides a forum for exchanging information on Members countries' export credits systems and business activities, and for discussing and co-ordinating national export credits policies relating to good governance issues.
To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD’s updated trade facilitation indicators identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.
Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of world trade, encompassing developing, emerging, and developed economies. The OECD is currently undertaking comprehensive statistical and analytical work that aims to shed light on the scale, nature and consequences of international production sharing.
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) cover more than half of international trade and operate alongside global multilateral agreements under the World Trade Organization (WTO). OECD work on RTAs covers a broad range of topics ranging from agriculture to environment and services.
Businesses and policymakers are concerned by recent trends in export restrictions on strategic raw materials like rare earths, metals and food commodities. OECD is working to bring more transparency and discipline to the use of these restrictions.