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  • 13-May-2015

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    OECD Steel Committee says structural challenges must be addressed urgently amid new era of low steel demand growth and rising exports

    Chairman's statement of the OECD Steel Committee's 78th session, Paris, 11-12 May 2015.

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  • 12-December-2014

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    OECD Steel Committee says excess capacity and trade friction risks cloud industry outlook

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    OECD statement on specific instance of UK National Contact Point regarding G4S

    There have been inaccurate reports that the OECD has announced an investigation into G4S, a UK company that provides security equipment and services. It is in fact the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises that is looking at a complaint.

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