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OECD Watch and other civil society groups comment on review US NCP

Nov 11, 2010

In November 2010 the U.S. Department of State has held consultations on its Review of the U.S. National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Issues for review include the adequacy of the current structure and practices of the U.S. NCP and the changes that should be made to enhance its functioning. OECD Watch, as well as other civil society groups, has provided input into the review process.

OECD Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide comments for the review of the US NCP, which we consider an important and timely initiative. As this review is taking place in the context of the broader update of the OECD Guidelines for MNEs, OECD Watch emphasizes that strong US leadership in this process is crucial if the update is to be successful and the relevance and implementation of the OECD Guidelines is to be improved. The transcript of the US hearing can now be found online here

As its input for review of the US NCP OECD Watch has submitted its NCP Performance Criteria, together with the earlier released 10 Years On report and an overview and analysis of OECD Guidelines cases filed by NGOs submitted directly to the US NCP. To date, unfortunately no OECD Guidelines cases filed by NGOs involving the US NCP have been successfully concluded or resolved.

Next to OECD Watch a number of other civil society groups have submitted input into the review or were present at the public hearing held 2 November 2010.

More submissions can be found on the website of BASES wiki.
Attachment OECDWatch_comment_US_NCP_review_November_2010.pdf (Size 150Kb)

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