AGENDA Session 1. 9:45–11:15 Export restrictions: impact on raw materials producers

3 November 2014, OECD Conference Centre, Paris
Opening intervention by OECD Deputy Secretary General Mari Kiviniemi
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?
Raed Safadi, Deputy Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
H.E. Alberto D’Alotto, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the World Trade
REN Hongbin, Executive Vice President of CAITEC, Ministry of Commerce, China
Coffee Break
Session 2. 11:30-13:00
Export restrictions: impact on downstream industries
OECD analysis has shown that not only are raw materials exporters impacted by the imposition of export
restrictions, so are downstream industries and competing exporting countries. What are their experiences?
What can we learn from them?
Signe Ratso, Director, DG Trade, European Commission
Ian Christmas, Former Director General, World Steel Association
Salla Ahonen, Director, Sustainability & Environmental Policy, Microsoft
Alan Yanovich, Senior Counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld
Discussants: Elena Vyboldina, Head of International Trade and Economics Department, Eurometaux
Ross Bartley, Environmental & Technical Director, Bureau of International Recycling
Buffet Lunch, Salle Marshall
Session 3. 15:00-16:30
Policies in raw materials to maximize potential for growth
Some countries have successfully leveraged their extractive resources to achieve growth and development of
the sector, and of the economy at large. They will share their experiences followed by discussion to explore
further the challenges they have encountered.
H.E. Federico Renjifo, Ambassador, Embassy of Colombia in France
Ignacio Moreno, Undersecretary of Mining, Chile
Rebecca Bryant, Assistant Secretary, Economic Engagement Branch, Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade, Australia
Mikael Gröning, Deputy Director, Ministry of Enterprise, Sweden
Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar, Head of Economic Finance and Investment Division, Ministry of
Mining, Mongolia
Sirisamphanh Vorachith, Director General, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry
of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR
Coffee Break
Session 4. 16:45-18:00
Beyond trade restrictions: the way forward to cooperative trade policies
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 elaborated. Experiences from other sectors will be sought.
H.E. Fernando de Mateo, Chair, OECD Trade Committee and Ambassador, Permanent Mission
of Mexico to the World Trade Organization
Don Smale, Secretary-General, International Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Study Groups:
Samuel Gayi, Head, Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD;
Ian Mitchell, Chair of AMIS (Agricultural Market Information System)
Discussant: Karsten Steinfatt, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO
Thomas Hentschel, Managing Director of Projekt-Consult GmbH and Programme implementer of
the Better Gold Initiative (BGI), Switzerland