1. The Members of the OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) met on 17 November 2008; the meeting was chaired by Ms. Nicole BOLLEN (the Netherlands).
2. The ECG welcomed non OECD countries who provide official export credits and who were participating in the meeting as ad hoc observers; Brazil, China, Estonia, India, Israel, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia and South Africa. Representatives from other OECD Directorates attended the meeting to update the committee on issues of mutual interest.
3. The main issues for discussion were export credits, in the context of:
4. The next plenary meeting of the ECG will take place in the week of 20 April 2009.