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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
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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
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Groupe de travail de l'OCDE sur la corruption rapport sur le Luxembourg
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Ce rapport a été publié suite à la 7ème table ronde de l’OCDE sur la liberté d’investissement, la sécurité nationale et les secteurs « stratégiques » qui s'est tenue le 26 mars 2008 à Paris. Depuis début 2006, l'OCDE offre un espace de réflexion sur la manière dont les pouvoirs publics peuvent concilier leur devoir de sauvegarder les intérêts essentiels de sécurité des citoyens avec la nécessité de préserver et de renforcer
International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.
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Rapport de suivi sur la mise en oeuvre par le Japon des recommandations au titre de la Phase 2 sur l'application de la Convention de l'OCDE sur la lutte contre la corruption et de la Recommandation révisée de 1997.
This publication presents comprehensive statistics on aid flows in support of HIV/AIDS control covering the years 2000-2006 (estimates are provided for 2007).
This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.
These reports provide a record of the main achievements of the OECD Investment Committee within its investment policy work programme with non-member economies and make available to a wider audience some of the background analytical work developed under the aegis of this programme.
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This report focuses on the role of competition policy in promoting energy security. It does not attempt to establish a precise definition of energy security, but notes that it is mainly about managing vulnerability to supply disruptions and associated price spikes. This report by the OECD Competition Committee Secretariat was presented to participants at the 6th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment held on 13 December 2007.