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“Made in the World”

The “Made in the World” initiative has been launched by the WTO to support the exchange of projects, experiences and practical approaches in measuring and analysing trade in value added.

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  Events

4th Global review aid for trade
8-10 July 2013

 

> Global Value Chains and Structural Adjustments, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 24-26 June 2013
Call for papers

 

> Trade Data Day
16 January 2013

Programme

 

> Past events

 

  Other web sites

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  Related material

Related articles, documents and speeches
  

 

 MIWI publications

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

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Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues: A Literature Review

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This site seeks to promote an informed debate on measuring trade in value added — a subject much debated in the statistical community.  Documents posted on the forum are the sole responsibility of their authors. They have no legal effect on the rights and obligations of WTO members, nor do they imply any judgement on the part of the WTO Secretariat regarding the consistency of any policy with the provisions of the WTO agreements.

  

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Introduction

Today, companies divide their operations across the world, from the design of the product and manufacturing of components to assembly and marketing, creating international production chains. More and more products are “Made in the World” rather than “Made in the UK” or “Made in France”. The statistical bias created by attributing the full commercial value to the last country of origin can pervert the political debate on the origin of the imbalances and lead to misguided, and hence counter-productive, decisions. The challenge is to find the right statistical bridges between the different statistical frameworks and national accounting systems to ensure that international interactions resulting from globalization are properly reflected and to facilitate cross border dialogue between national decision makers.

  Measuring Trade in Value-Added

A joint OECD-WTO initiative
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Trade Organization are working on a joint initiative to help policymakers, academics and the public at large better understand trade in the 21st century.

OECD-WTO joint database

 

 

 

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WTO delegates, non-governmental organizations, academic experts, WTO staff and all those with an active interest are welcome to submit short articles (of no more than 1,000 words) on this topic. For every article published, there will also be the opportunity to submit your views.

Please submit articles by email to miwiarticle@wto.org
  

Submitted articles

 

19/01/2015

Value added trade, global value chains, and trade policy: renewed push for trade liberalization
By Yildirim Aydin, Researcher, University of Antwerp (Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics), Belgium

22/03/2012

Measuring value-added trade: what’s in it for developing countries?
By Prof. Judith M. Dean, Brandeis University

16/06/2011

Value added trade statistics provides new insights on role of imports, exports, services and more
By Henrik Isakson, Senior Advisor, Trade Economist, National Board of Trade, Sweden

14/04/2011

Trade in value added: what is the country of origin in an interconnected world?
By Andreas Maurer, Chief of WTO International Trade Statistics Section

  

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