Paris, France - 9 December 2015
The 2nd meeting of the Southeast Asia Regional Policy Network on Investment took place on 9 December 2015 in Paris, back-to-back with the OECD Workshop on Making Investment Work for the Sustainable Development Goals. It was co-chaired by Australia and Thailand.
The discussions focused on national investment law reform in ASEAN and elsewhere. While some ASEAN Member States have revised their investment law over the past decade and at least three are currently doing so, other Member States either have no specific investment law or two separate laws.
Representatives of Myanmar, Lao PDR, Viet Nam and Cambodia presented their investment law reform process, which generated a lively discussion with OECD country delegates. Some ASEAN representatives also highlighted the lessons learned from the process of undertaking an OECD Investment Policy Review and how it was used as a framework for investment-related reforms. The meeting also discussed future OECD work on investment with ASEAN.
About the Regional Policy Network on Investment
As part of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme, launched at the 2014 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, Regional Policy Networks (RPNs) are established in six policy areas, including investment. RPNs provide a platform for policy dialogue among ASEAN and OECD members and other interested parties, fostering experience sharing in areas of mutual interest.
The 1st meeting of the Regional Policy Network on Investment was held on 10-11 December 2014 in Indonesia, back-to-back with the 2014 ASEAN-OECD Conference on investment policy in Southeast Asia.
Please contact Stephen.Thomsen@oecd.org