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The OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) met in the afternoon of 20 and morning of 21 April 2004. The main issues for discussion were officially supported export credits in the context of the environment, the fight against corruption and Heavily Indebted Poor Countries.
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Latest country risk classification valid as of 30 April 2004.
Building on a recent groundbreaking OECD/IOM/World Bank seminar, the publication on Trade and Migration examines the opportunities and challenges in the current debate as they relate to mode 4 and the current WTO services negotiations.
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On the 24 March 2004 : the Chair of the Working Party of Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) and the Participants of the Arrangement replied to the NGO regarding both the Common Approaches and the Arrangement revisoin process.
The meeting addressed three ongoing projects carried out by the Trade Directorate on trade in services in transition economies -- the CCNM Baltic Regional Programme, Russia Programme and South Eastern Europe project (financed by the Swedish International Development Agency - SIDA). The content and emphasis of these programmes vary, as they reflect different stages of the reform process in individual countries and regions, but all have
A large portion of benefits for developed and developing countries from services liberalisation derive not from seeking better market access abroad, but from the increased competitiveness and efficiency of the domestic market, according to this paper.
Summary of the findings of a survey completed by the Member countries of the OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees: This survey is intended to promote sharing of experiences and assist in developing best practice policies for small firms.
Summary of the Fifth Informal Consultation between the Trade Committee and CSOs.
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Differenciated Discount Rates valid as of 15 January 2004 until 14 January 2005.
The OECD Forum on Trade in Services in South Eastern Europe took place on 24-25 June 2003 in Bucharest.