TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Mar17/12)
Announcing a New Investment Policy Brief from the South Centre
Reflections on the Discussion of Investment Facilitation
The South Centre is pleased to announce the publication of Investment Policy Brief No. 8 entitled “Reflections on the Discussion of Investment Facilitation” by Kinda Mohamadieh, Senior Researcher of the Global Governance for Development Programme (GGDP) of the South Centre.
facilitation’ is a concept repeated in discussions pertaining to investment
policies and treaties, including those addressing the reform of investment
treaties. The discussion on investment facilitation is taking place in various fora
and contexts. Multilateral institutions such as UNCTAD, the OECD and the World
Bank have been engaged in this discussion. Investment facilitation has been on
the agenda of the G20 as well. At the regional level, some country blocs, like
the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), have developed their Investment
Facilitation Action Plan. Moreover, selected countries have chosen to address
this issue bilaterally, such as through investment treaties. For example,
Brazil adopted the “Investment Cooperation and Facilitation Model”.
access the policy brief directly, go to this webpage:https://www.southcentre.int/investment-policy-brief-8-march-2017/