Integrity and Trade Track
International trade is a motor of the global economy and represents increasingly large volumes of goods, services, and financial flows. Yet, the economic benefits resulting from trade can suffer from a lack of integrity throughout the international supply chain. This can result in a substantial loss of revenue for governments, and can hamper competition and business activity. It can also entail important health and safety risks for societies. Integrity measures that protect cross-border trade not only produce advantages for the economy in general, but also for private companies, the public sector and society as a whole.
The 2016 edition of the OECD Integrity Forum will put the spotlight on this hidden tariff. It will bring stakeholders to the table to develop a long-term vision for clean trade. The Integrity Forum fosters dialogue for policy actions and cooperative integrity efforts to prevent corruption in customs and to protect supply chains. In addition, new evidence and insights will be shared for countering illicit trade.
High-level speakers will confront the issues of corruption that impact global trade, informal sessions will provide an opportunity to examine solutions in greater depth, authors, academics and students will share their findings during poster presentations, and lunch debates and roundtable discussions will give you the opportunity to share your experience directly with your peers.
Recent economic, geopolitical and demographic developments have underscored the growing complexities that governments, businesses and citizens face in our increasingly globalised world. The Integrity Forum provides a platform to address the integrity dimensions of these pressing challenges.
Moreover, the Integrity Forum zooms in on new integrity instruments and responds to the growing demand for evidence-based policy recommendations.
The programme features the following sessions:
- In the Public Interest: Preventing Corruption in State-owned Enterprises
- Use of Offsets in Procurement of Defence Material
- Exploiting Tragedy: Corruption and the Refugee Crisis
- Corruption along the Extractive Value Chain: Mitigating and Preventing Risks through Incentives
- Corruption, Climate Change and Illegal Timber Trade
- Building Capacity for Collective Action
- Standards, Certification and Accreditation Instruments for Corporate Integrity
- Building the Evidence Base: from Integrity Data to Policy Insights