Global Trade Without Corruption

Fighting the Hidden Tariff

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This report provides an analytical framework for studying integrity in trade, combining insights from OECD work on trade facilitation, responsible business conduct and integrity in customs. It provides data and evidence supporting the view that trade facilitation and integrity are mutually supportive objectives, and suggests measures to effectively tackle corrupt practices affecting global supply chains.


Executive Summary

International trade has driven the global economy and development during the last few decades. Trade has risen in nearly all parts of the world, becoming one of the most dynamic sources of growth and a powerful enabler of economic development for many countries. In 2014, total world exports of goods and services amounted to USD 23.6 trillion, of which OECD countries generated USD 14 trillion, and total imports of goods and services reached USD 22.8 trillion, of which 13.9 trillion were accounted for by OECD countries.


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