Making policies work


External event



Trade in Raw Materials

3 November 2014

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The objective of the conference is to discuss issues surrounding trade in industrial raw materials and to share experiences in regulating the mining sector with the aim of positively impacting sector development and economy-wide growth.


9:30-9:45 Opening intervention (OECD Deputy Secretary General)

Session 1.
9:45–11:15 Export restrictions: impact on raw materials producers
Some countries use export restrictions for a variety of reasons. What is the rationale? What are the aims? Have they been successful?

Session 2.
11:30-13:00 Export restrictions: impact on downstream industries
OECD work has shown that not only are raw materials exporters impacted by the imposition of export restrictions, so are downstream industries and competing exporting and importing countries. What are their experiences? What can we learn from them?

Session 3.
15:00-16:30 Policies in raw materials to maximize potential for growth
Some countries have successfully leveraged their mining sectors to achieve growth and development of the sector, and of the economy at large. They will share their experiences followed by a question/answer session to get more feedback as to challenges they may have encountered.

Session 4.
16:45-18:00 Beyond trade restrictions: the way forward to cooperative trade policies
Some OECD analysis has shown that trade restrictions and dispute settlement are costly ways to resolve differences. A cooperative, knowledge-sharing approach may be more appropriate. This approach will be considered and areas for future cooperation suggested. Experiences from other sectors will be sought.


OECD Conference Centre
2, rue André Pascal

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