Trading partners

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The OECD and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have signed a joint statement of partnership priorities, identifying poverty reduction (especially in least developed countries), trade, and investment as priority areas for co-operation.

The two organisations also said they would seek opportunities to develop co-operation in other areas such as competition law and policy, agricultural trade, technology and governance.

“OECD has experience building strong open economies and UNCTAD has a track record promoting development and integrating developing countries into the international trading system,” said the OECD secretary-general, Donald Johnston.

“Working together we will be better able to assist developing countries as they reform their economies and reduce poverty”, Johnston said.

©OECD Observer No 231/232, May 2002 

Economic data

GDP growth: -9.8% Q2/Q1 2020 2020
Consumer price inflation: 1.3% Sep 2020 annual
Trade (G20): -17.7% exp, -16.7% imp, Q2/Q1 2020
Unemployment: 7.3% Sep 2020
Last update: 10 Nov 2020

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