On May 26, the Business and Industry Advisory Council to the OECD (BIAC) held its bi-annual trade committee meeting in Paris, where 15 participants from a wide range of countries contributed to shaping BIAC’s strategic directions on trade. USCIB’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, Rob Mulligan, attended the meeting; USCIB is the U.S. affiliate of BIAC. The meeting was followed by a strong BIAC delegation participating in a series of OECD Trade Committee meetings on May 27-28.
Members to the committee discussed next steps for the recently released Business Priorities on Trade paper, and had an opportunity to present their work and views to the OECD Trade Committee. Among others, the Business Priorities on Trade paper provides recommendations to OECD on trade in services, global value chains, localization barriers to trade, and the movement of business persons. BIAC will work closely with its members and OECD to explore these issues further throughout the 2014 and 2015.
Read more about BIAC’s activities on the BIAC Monthly News Bulletin.
Staff contact: Rob Mulligan