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  • 21-March-1998

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    Development implications of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)

    21 March 1998. At the time of the MAI negotiations, the United Kingdom commissioned an independent consultant, Dr. E.V.K. FitzGerald, to prepare a report on the possible implications of the MAI for developing countries.

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  • 17-September-1997

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    Special Session on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment

    Paris, 17 September 1997. These proceedings contain a selection of papers presented at the Special Session on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment which took place in Paris on 17 September 1997.

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  • 20-June-1997

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: Chile

    Chile is a significant host for foreign direct investment (FDI) in South America, especially given the relatively small size of its economy. The attraction of Chile to foreign investors lies not only in its resource abundance but also in its tradition of openness to foreign investment. Chilean policies towards inward investment generally conform to OECD standards, and the country has been a trailblazer within Latin America in terms of

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  • 3-April-1997

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    Symposium on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment

    A selection of papers presented at the Symposium on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, held in Seoul, Korea, on 3-4 April 1997.

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  • 21-February-1997

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    Third OECD Workshop on Professional Services

    Services provided by accountants, lawyers, engineers and architects are among the fastest-growing sectors in OECD economies, but international trade and investment in these professional services remain hindered by complex domestic regulations. Participants considered concrete policy options for advancing liberalisation through regulatory reform, while maintaining high standards for consumer protection.

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  • 1-February-1997

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    Multilateral Agreement on Investment: State of play as of February 1997

    A Workshop on the Multilateral Agreement on Investment was held in Brazil in February 1997. These proceedings outline the state of play of the negotiations at that time.

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  • 17-September-1996

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: France

    Liberalisation of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been an essential element in the increasing internationalisation of the economy, and has enhanced France's image as an FDI host country. Thanks to a surge in direct investment flows since 1984-1985, France has become the third-ranking country in the OECD area in terms of inward FDI and fourth in terms of outward FDI at end 1994. The abrogation in early 1996 of the prior approval

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  • 22-April-1996

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: Switzerland

    Switzerland has long played an important role as both home and host to multinational enterprises. Certain large Swiss firms are among the most active foreign direct investors, and foreign firms are often keen to exploit the advantages of investing in Switzerland. These advantages stem partly from a general openness to inward investment, a central geographical location within Europe and a well-developed infrastructure. This report

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  • 27-September-1995

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    OECD begins negotiations on a multilateral agreement on investment

    SG/PRESS(95)65 - 27 September 1995: The OECD today launched high-level negotiations to develop a strong, comprehensive framework for international investment that will strengthen the multilateral system. A Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) would provide high standards for the liberalisation of investment regimes and investment protection, with effective dispute settlement.

  • 2-August-1995

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    OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: United States

    The United States has become the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world ($60 billion in 1994). What are the policy implications? Has the openness of foreign markets to US firms affected FDI in the United States? What implications do US national security provisions have for foreign investors? These issues were examined during the last OECD FDI review of the United States and this publication presents the

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