Consultation between OECD Export Credit Committees & CSOs

(OECD, Paris, 13 November 2012) The OECD’s Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG) and the Participants to the Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits held a 1/2 day consultation with CSOs on 13 November. The purpose was two-fold: 1st, to update CSOs on recent developments, such as agreement to a new Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Renewable Energies, Climate Change Mitigation and Water Projects (CCSU) and to a revised Recommendation of the Council on the Common Approaches; and, 2nd, to exchange views on issues of interest to CSOs. CSOs represented were: Amnesty International, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, the Coalition for Employment through Exports Inc. of the United States, the Danish Institute of Human Rights, ECA Watch, the Equator Principles Financial Institutions, the European Banking Federation and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.