Publications


  • 27-May-2008

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    Transparency and predictability for investment policies addressing national security concerns: A survey of practices

    Transparency is the cornerstone of a well-functioning regulatory process. Countries participating in the “Freedom of Investment” project have exchanged experiences and ideas about the transparency and predictability of security-related reviews of foreign investment proposals. This paper summarises the findings of these discussions.

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  • 27-May-2008

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    Proportionality of security-related investment instruments: A survey of practices

    Proportionality is one of the three principles that participants in the “Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries” project agreed should guide investment policy measures addressing national security concerns. This paper aims to support dialogue about proportionality at the OECD Roundtables on Freedom of Investment, as well as summarising responses to a questionnaire on proportionality.

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  • 27-May-2008

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    Protection of 'critical infrastructure' and the role of investment policies relating to national security

    The OECD Freedom of Investment project provides a forum for discussing how governments can reconcile their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people with the need to protect and expand an open international investment system. Critical infrastructure has received special attention in recent changes to national investment policies in some countries. This paper reviews the role of investment policies in broader

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  • 9-April-2008

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    Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and Recipient Country Policies

    This report by the OECD Investment Committee was prepared in response to the request of the G7 Finance Ministers and other OECD members last fall to develop guidance for recipient countries’ policies toward investments from SWFs. The OECD addressed this request as part of an ongoing project on Freedom of Investment and National Security, which was launched in view of the rise of investment protectionism and to maintain open markets.

  • 4-April-2008

    English, Excel, 749kb

    International Investment Agreements: A survey of Environmental, Labour and Anti-corruption Issues

    This paper surveys the societal dimension of 296 international investment agreements (IIAs) signed by the 30 member countries and of by the 9 non-member countries that participate formally in OECD investment work.

  • 26-March-2008

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    Seventh Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Progress Report

    This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.

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