Program: Trade

Trade Implications of Tax Expenditures

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Fiscal, Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Carbon Tax, Digitalization, Illicit Financial Flows, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
International trade and taxation are inextricably linked and have been high-priority issues within the Group of Twenty (G20) agenda. However, the interconnections between international trade and tax expenditures—that is, benefits granted through preferential tax treatment—have been overlooked. This brief calls for a better design of ... continue reading

Towards a Policy Framework of Globalization: Interconnections between Tax, Trade and Investment

Upcoming: 24-25 March 2021
Fiscal, Trade, Workshops | Tags: Carbon Tax, Investment, Tax Expenditures
This two-day workshop seeks to gather 30 experts from academia, international and regional organizations as well as government officials to discuss and exchange around the policy implications of and interconnections bewtween tax, trade and investment.  ... continue reading

Trade Policy Priorities for Financial Services

21 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland | By Invitation
Roundtables, Trade | Tags: Financial Regulation, Services Trade
International financial service providers account for a key part of global services flows and have been a historic catalyst of services trade negotiations. Yet, countries today are reluctant to undertake deeper international commitments in financial services ... continue reading

The Digital Economy for Economic Development: Free Flow of Data and Supporting Policies

, , , , , , and | 27 April 2019
Policy Briefs, Trade | Tags: Digitalization, Inclusiveness
The digital economy provides ample opportunities for G20 economies to accelerate inclusive economic growth. To take advantage of digital technology, free flow of data backed up by a series of policies to address other public policy objectives must be promoted. However, policies for the flow ... continue reading

Firm Heterogeneity in Services Trade: Micro-Level Evidence from Eight OECD Countries

, and | 18 April 2019
Trade, Working Papers | Tags: Services Trade
This paper shows that smaller and less productive firms, as well as first-time exporters are overproportionally affected by services trade barriers using micro-data from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ... continue reading