Basel Committee

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is a forum for international cooperation on banking supervisory matters. Created by the G10 in 1974, it issued the Basel Accords on credit risk and capital adequacy in 1988 and 2004. Its name is derived from the fact that the Committee's secretariat is based at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland and meetings are held there. Its members are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

See also: http://www.bis.org/bcbs/index.htm