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OECD Launches Bookstore Co-Developed by INTERSHOP

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, a source of comparable international economic and social statistical data, launched an online bookstore based on INTERSHOP e-commerce technology.

Hosted by AT&T, the site offers visitors direct access to OECD's printed and electronic publications as well as the opportunity to purchase them online by credit card via Payline, a secure payment system developed by SG2.

Online bookshops will also be launched for each of the OECD centers in Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. These stores will be tailored to the specific needs of these individual markets.

"It is certain that the emergence of electronic commerce heralds a major structural change in the economies of the OECD member countries" said John Dryden, head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.

"Market-driven e-commerce holds the prospect of economic growth, productivity and job creation in enterprises as well as greater consumer choice and purchasing power. It has become a key part of the day-to-day work of our organization as well as the subject of some of its most visible conferences. By opening the online bookstore, the OECD has integrated this dimension into its marketing strategy."

The OECD brings together 29 countries in a structure that offers governments the opportunity to debate, share experiences, and find solutions to common problems arising in their national contexts.

The fundamental mission of the OECD is creating an opportunity for its members to consult and cooperate with each other in order to increase economic growth and social well-being for their populations.