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The 42 adhering governments to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have agreed on the terms of reference for carrying out an update of the Guidelines. The update aims to ensure their continued role as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct.
The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points which assists enterprises and their stakeholders to take appropriate measures to further the objectives of the Guidelines
This Report by the Investment Committee transmits the results of a review initiated in 2007 to update members' positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations and the OECD National Treatment instrument of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.
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Guidelines for Recipient Country Investment Policies relating to National Security have been adopted by the OECD to help governments maintain fair treatment of international investors while meeting their countries' security needs.
On the occasion of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris on 4-5 June 2008, Ministers adopted the OECD Declaration on SWFs and Recipient Country Policies.
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On 5 May 2008, the OECD and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to ensuring that the proposed ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility and related activities are consistent with and complement the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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Description of the revised Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships (SSU)
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The purpose of this User's Guide is to contribute to a better understanding of the principles and procedures of the OECD Codes. It also provides detailed explanations of the coverage of the Codes and may therefore serve as a manual for Code users. First published in 2003, the 2008 version has been adjusted to take recent developments into account, specifically, revised insurance and private pensions provisions of the Code of
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This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.
OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.