Closing date: February 26, 2010
The Government of Canada is in the process of developing its position on the terms of reference of a possible review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This is the first phase of a twofold consultation process. Should the Investment Committee (IC) of the OECD decide to proceed with a review of the Guidelines, based on adhering countries’ consensus, a second consultations round will take place.
Towards the development of its position, the Government of Canada seeks stakeholders’ views regarding the terms of reference which would frame an eventual OECD Guidelines review.
You are invited to complete the questionnaire and return it electronically to email@example.com.
For further information, please visit the following Web sites:
Trade Commissioner Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Closing date: August 25, 2009
The purpose of this notice is to provide interested parties with an opportunity to participate in a consultation process relating to the possible expansion of the list of eligible sectors under the Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Renewable Energies and Water Projects (REWSU). The REWSU is an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) agreement that establishes the most generous export credit terms and conditions that export credit agencies, including Export Development Canada (EDC), may apply when providing officially supported export credits related to the financing of new or the modernization of existing renewable energies and water projects.
On June 24, 2009, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced that its members had agreed to make this Sector Understanding permanent and to enhance official support for export credits in the renewable energy and water sectors. The REWSU features repayment terms of up to 18 years and increased flexibility in repayment schedules, accompanied by revised fixed interest rates for the longer tenors.
The current list of eligible sectors consists of:
The second stage of the review, scheduled to conclude at the end of 2009, will consider the possible expansion of the scope of the REWSU to incorporate technologies related to climate change, including enhanced energy efficiency and low-carbon projects. Local costs and floating interest rates will also be considered.
In preparation for this second stage, the Government of Canada invites concerned stakeholders to indicate their interest in participating in a consultation process relating to the scoping of the OECD Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Renewable Energies and Water Projects. This consultation process will inform Canada’s position in preparation for the next round of discussions of the REWSU at the OECD in late September 2009.
Please send expressions of interest in participating in the consultation process as soon as possible and no later than August 25, 2009. Please include your name, organization, area of interest, and contact info, and send via one of the following:
OECD / REWSU
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
International Trade Portfolio and Strategic Analysis Division (BPA)
125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
N.B. Please do not hesitate to forward this notice to other Canadian stakeholders who may have an interest in participating in the consultation process.