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The External Relations Committee (ERC) is one of three Standing Committees (besides the Executive Committee and the Budget Committee) that are in charge of operational issues of the OECD Council. Its principal task is to prepare, monitor and co-ordinate the OECD’s policies on co-operation with non-members and with other international organisations. It has some delegated decision-making powers, e.g. on the extension of non-members’ observerships in OECD Committees.
The ERC’s mandate was established as part of the governance structure of the OECD that entered into force on 1 June 2006: