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.
VIDEO: Trade is essential to global economic recovery, says Professor Jagdish Bhagwati in this OECD interview. He also challenges the idea that trade 'takes' jobs from developed countries.
As markets open and more countries trade internationally, OECD analyses the impacts of transport and logistic costs and exchange rates on businesses, traders and consumers.
VIDEO: Governments help aircraft manufacturers by offering foreign airlines state-supported financing, also known as export credits. A new set of rules, negotiated at the OECD, aims to bring order to the global aviation market.
Trade liberalisation - opening markets to fairer competition, with less market distortion - benefits consumers, workers and firms, and encourages growth, OECD analysis finds.