The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) produces domestic policy tools for governments by setting benchmarks, comparing progress and pointing out best practices. On January 29, the OECD Washington Center hosted a special 2016 kickoff event that reviewed how governments and other stakeholders including business take advantage of the OECD’s many resources.
At the event, Rob Mulligan, USCIB senior vice president for policy and government affairs, presented the views of USCIB as the U.S. affiliate to Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), which is the official voice of business at the OECD.
Mulligan cited several examples of OECD work products that have had significant impacts on government policies of interest to business, including the Policy Framework for Investment, the AntiBribery Convention, the Trade in Value Added database, the Data Privacy Guidelines, and the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index. These are just a few of the many OECD products that are used by OECD and non-OECD governments in developing national laws and regulations affecting investment and business activities.
A summary of this and other activities undertaken by USCIB staff can be found in the most recent edition of Washington Update.