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This is a consolidated report covering investment measures taken between 15 February 2008 and 15 February 2013. The present report was prepared for the Freedom of Investment Roundtable 18 held on 20 March 2013.
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Despite a 22% increase in the last quarter, global FDI flows in 2012 declined by 14% to USD 1.4 trillion compared to 2011 figures, according to preliminary estimates in the April 2013 issue of FDI in Figures.
The Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations constitute legally binding rules, stipulating progressive, non-discriminatory liberalisation of capital movements, the right of establishment and current invisible transactions (mostly services). All non-conforming measures must be listed in country reservations against the Codes.
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Organised in Paris on 20 March 2013, the 18th Roundtable discussed recent investment policy developments including continued discussions focusing on investor-state dispute settlement and international investment law, and competitive neutrality.
The Tanzanian government, in partnership with the OECD and NEPAD, is undertaking a review of its investment policies to support its national strategy for economic reform and to improve the business climate and attract more investment in key sectors, such as infrastructure and agriculture.
The NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of African countries to design and implement reforms that improve their business climate and raise the profile of Africa as an investment destination.
The OECD, together with the African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation, will assist the Tunisian authorities in implementing a new law on public-private partnerships(PPPs)and a new investment code in order to increase transparency, openness and predictability for investors.
Private investment in the food and agriculture sectors can enhance productivity, drive job creation and income growth, increase food supply and improve food security, according to panel participants. The panel also recognised the need to attract more private private investment in the food and agriculture sectors, and called on governments to design coherent policy frameworks and implement reforms to improve the investment climate.
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This publication presents the full text of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations under which adhering countries have accepted legally binding obligations.
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This edition of the Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements presents the full text of the Code, setting out the rights and obligations of adhering countries. It also shows how far each of the 34 adhering countries is open to international capital movements, as of January 2013.