The Business (BIAC) Trade Committee ensures that business views and priorities are adequately reflected in the OECD’s trade agenda. The Committee identifies existing problems, barriers and protectionist measures based on its members’ on-the-ground expertise, and promotes its priorities through participation in OECD projects and activities. The Trade Committee meets bi-annually in Paris, schedules conference calls on specific topics that impact business, and organizes policy events in partnership with OECD, including recent conferences in Mexico, the US, and Japan.
Business Engagement At OECD
OECD work on trade shapes international policy making by raising awareness of existing problems and barriers – be it through research on global value chains, trade in value-added, or the flow of services. As OECD acts as knowledge partner to the WTO and to the G7 and G20, it strongly influences debates among the world’s most important economies.
The Business (BIAC) Trade Committee specifically contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
- OECD Trade Committee
- OECD Working Party of the Trade Committee
- OECD Joint Working Party on Trade and Environment
- OECD Joint Working Party on Agriculture and Trade
- OECD Global Forum on Trade