The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – More than 40 representatives and experts from 16 countries begin a dialogue in Costa Rica centered on the discussion of global value chains (GVC) according to the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX).

The meeting, hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has the participation of Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Panama, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Senegal, Singapore , Turkey and Uruguay, according to an official statement.

The meeting is divided into discussion sessions that will address key issues such as the role of innovation, the importance of regional integration, the challenges of long-term policies, and improved ways in measuring trade.

“We continue to work on expanding and scaling our participation in these chains, to improve our business climate and promote public policies in different areas that lead us to more value with our participation,” said the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Anabel González.

This meeting follows up on the first dialogue of its kind, held in March at the OECD headquarters in Paris, which emphasized the importance of deepening the knowledge of the GCS and efficient public policies focused on strengthening the integration in world trade.

The international meeting will end tomorrow, the day on which the Secretary-General (OECD), Angel Gurria, will visit Costa Rica to meet with President Laura Chinchilla.

The meeting also involved specialists Korean Development Institute (KDI), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA).  (EFE)

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