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  • 27-May-2008

    English, , 215kb

    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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  • 15-May-2008

    English

    Report on the Implementation of the European Charter for Small Enterprises in the Western Balkans: 2007 SME Policy Index

    The SME Policy Index 2007 presents the first comprehensive and comparative assessment of progress made in implementing the Charter.

  • 5-mai-2008

    Français, , 103kb

    Mémorandum d’accord entre l’OCDE et l’ISO dans le domaine de la responsabilité sociale

    Le 5 mai 2008, l’OCDE et l’ISO ont conclu un Mémorandum d’accord en vue d’assurer la compatibilité et la complémentarité du projet de norme 26 000 de l’ISO sur la responsabilité sociale et des activités en rapport avec les Principes directeurs de l’OCDE à l’intention des entreprises multinationales.

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  • 30-avril-2008

    Français, , 263kb

    Glossaire de l'investissement direct international

    Ce glossaire fait parti de la 4ième Édition de la Définition de référence de l'OCDE de l’investissement direct international et a vocation à aider à la fois les responsables de l’élaboration des données et les utilisateurs des statistiques sur l’investissement direct.

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  • 9-avril-2008

    Français, , 370kb

    Fonds souverains et politiques des pays d'accueil

    Ce rapport par le Comité de l’investissement de l’OCDE a été établi à la suite de la demande formulée à l’automne dernier par les ministres des Finances des pays du G-7 et d’autres pays de l’OCDE qui souhaitaient que l’Organisation formule des conseils sur la politique des pays d’accueil face aux investissements réalisés par ces fonds. L’OCDE a répondu à cette demande dans le cadre d’un projet en cours sur la Liberté d’investissement

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  • 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.

  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 741kb

    Definition of Investor and Investment in International Investment Agreements

    The definition of investor and investment is key to the scope of application of rights and obligations of investment agreements and to the establishment of the jurisdiction of investment treaty-based arbitral tribunals. This factual survey of state practice and jurisprudence aims to clarify the requirements to be met by individuals and corporations in order to be entitled to the treatment and protection provided for under investment

  • 4-April-2008

    English, , 286kb

    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

  • 3-April-2008

    English, , 819kb

    The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional Trade Agreements

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

  • 27-March-2008

    English

    Opening remarks by Angel Gurría at the Global Forum on International Investment

    In his remarks, Mr Gurría spoke of the work undertaken by the OECD and UNCTAD with developing countries aiming to define a shared understanding of healthy investment climates. The Secretary-General underlined that investment expands the economy’s productive capacity, drives job creation and economic growth, promotes innovation and trade, and ensures essential infrastructure.

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