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This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.
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This document aims to enhance understanding of investment protection provisions in international investment agreements. It provides a factual survey of jurisprudence and related literature on MFN treaty clauses in investment agreements.
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International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...
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Transparency remains one of the top concerns of investors worldwide. This Framework for Investment Policy Transparency aims to assist host OECD and non-OECD governments to properly address this concern. The Framework contains fifteen user-friendly questions for conducting self-evaluation and sharing experiences among public officials.
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This booklet brings together the results of work conducted in 2003 by the OECD on the issue of public sector transparency in international investment policy. This is part of a broader initiative to promote the role of international investment in economic development and to contribute to the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Parts of this booklet are taken from
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This booklet comprises two main sections: "Guiding Principles for Policies toward attracting FDI" and "Assessing FDI Incentive Policies: A Checklist". See also, "Incentives for attracting FDI".
This study records and evaluates the development so far of an enabling environment for FDI and suggests policy options designed to improve it further. Foreign investors were initially attracted to China by cheap land and labour, the promise of a large market and, to some extent, by fiscal incentives. To sustain and increase large-scale FDI inflows, it is now necessary
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This paper provides an overview of the OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment. It was presented by Marie-France Houde, Senior Economist, OECD, at the UNCTAD Expert meeting on the Effectiveness of Foreign Direct Investment Policy Measures held in Geneva on 25-27 June 2003.
This publication presents the full text of the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and sets out the legally binding obligations that OECD members have accepted.
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Istanbul, 12-13 May 2003. This roundtable was organised by the OECD Secretariat, in co-operation with the National Banks of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to discuss the benefits and challenges of capital account opening to global financial markets with transition countries in Central Asia, Caucasus and South Eastern Europe and to develop recommendations for good regulatory policies in this field.