A delegation of business leaders from New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic participated in the annual Liaison Committee Meeting (LCM) between the OECD and BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. USCIB Senior Counsel Ronnie Goldberg and Charles Heeter, a member of USCIB’s board, took part in the January 20 meeting, which was led by BIAC Chairman Phil O’Reilly of New Zealand.
The LCM is an occasion for businesses to make their priorities and concerns known to both the OECD secretariat and ambassadors of all 34 OECD Member States. The OECD’s insight and analysis on jobs, investment and trade are vitally important for both governments and businesses, and are needed more than ever in order to take real action at national and global levels.
For 2014 and beyond, BIAC recommended that the OECD and its member governments focus on:
- Balanced macro-economic policies and bold structural reforms
- A comprehensive investment agenda
- The value of multilateral trade and open markets
- Policies that encourage job creation and skills
BIAC members will build on this week’s productive discussions in the coming months and work closely with the OECD to draw up recommendations for meaningful policy reforms to create resilient economies for inclusive societies that are due to be introduced at the 2014 OECD Forum in Paris on May 5-6.
More information about this year’s LCM can be found in BIAC’s paper Reinforcing the Case for Private Sector-Led Growth, Investment and Jobs and the related press release.
Staff contact: Ronnie Goldberg