OECD Considers Shipbuilding Market Distortion

Press Release
Monday, June 25, 2012

An Organisation for Cooperation & Economic Development working party considers shipbuilding market distorting factors

This special session of the WP6 held on 21, June 2012, was intended to take a fresh look at market distorting factors, so that future efforts can be directed towards those that are the most important, and which would benefit most from further attention by the Working Party. The discussions at this special session will be taken into account during the review of the WP6 mandate before its expiration at the end of 2013, as well as the consideration of its future Programme of Work.

The Programme of the special session was as follows:

PART A. CURRENT STATUS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY AND ITS SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DISTORTION

PART B. DO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT MEASURES DISTORT THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY?

PART C. INDUSTRY ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES – DO THEY EXIST IN SHIPBUILDING?
    •    Shipyard Economics 
“Presentation on Market Distortions Report ”
    •    European Union
" Extended Intervention on market distortions"
    •    SEA Europe, Ships & Maritime Equipment Association 
“Market and Policy Developments in Shipbuilding ”
    •    The Shipbuilders’ Association of Japan (SAJ) 
“Implication of Market Distortion from Shipbuilders' Perspective ”

 

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