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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.
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Description of the Annex to the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Ships.
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Extract of the mandate given by the OECD Council to the Special Negotiating Group.
Agreements related to shipbuildings.
The OECD has published online a large quantity documents relating to the negotiations on a proposed Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) between 1995 and 1998.
DAFFE/IME/WPG(2000)15/FINAL. This document includes the text and implementation procedures of the Guidelines, along with the corresponding commentary and clarifications where they exist.
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Full text of the Agreement.
The Agreement was negotiated in the mid-1990s, but is not yet in force.