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The working paper series on international investment – including policies and trends and the broader implications of multinational enterprise – makes available selected studies by the OECD Investment Committee, OECD Investment Division staff, or by outside consultants working on OECD Investment Committee projects.
International investment spurs prosperity and economic development in home and recipient countries. Policy coordination helps governments resist protectionist pressures and develop effective policies. The OECD's Freedom of Investment process brings together some 55 governments from around the world to exchange information and experiences on investment policies at regular roundtables.
This page provides a comprehensive overview of OECD work on international investment law published to date.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría blogs about international investment treaties at a time when they are increasingly in the spotlight.
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This paper analyses investment treaty provisions relating to shareholder claims. It addresses (i) treaty regimes for shareholder recovery and company recovery of damages; (ii) the interaction of reflective loss claims with treaty provisions that seek to limit multiple claims; and (iii) treaty provisions applicable to government objections to shareholder claims for reflective loss.
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This report publishes the country lists of measures other than “exceptions to national treatment” notified for transparency purposes by adherents to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises Country. lists of exceptions under the National Treatment instrument are published in a separate document available at www.oecd.org/daf/inv/investment-policy/nti.htm.
The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises.
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Held in Paris on 19 March 2014, the 20th Roundtable began a second round of discussions on hidden investment protectionism. Discussions also focused on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, the related topic of legal principles applicable to joint government interpretation of investment treaties, the use of OECD materials in ISDS cases to date, and competitive neutrality.
This page provides access to the summary reports from all the roundtables that take place within the framework of the Freedom of Investment process hosted by the OECD Investment Committee.
This report examines Botswana's achievements in developing an open and transparent investment regime and its efforts to reduce restrictions on international investment.