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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 September 2009 and 14 February 2010. Information presented in this report has also been used for a joint report by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 8 March 2010, in response to the G20 Leaders' request for public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
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Organised in Paris on 26 March 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, the identification of investors and responsible investment in agriculture.
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Investment Newsletter No.12 focuses on global investment activity, including latest figures for China and India, renewed calls to G20 to resist protectionism, capital controls and the OECD Codes of Liberalisation, business and the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the investment policy review of India.
Recently, a few countries have introduced or tightened capital controls. Some others have debated - but so far refrained from imposing - new controls. OECD rules do not prohibit capital controls but neither do they encourage them.
At the USCIB Global Investment Conference in Washington A. Gurría announced that the OECD is considering the feasibility of a non-binding “Model Investment Treaty”, building on converging understandings in OECD and partner countries and invited other organisations to join these reflections.
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September 2009-February 2010. This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting
The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to resist protectionism or the prospects for economic recovery may be wiped out.
Rwanda has requested OECD and NEPAD support in benchmarking Rwanda’s progress in investment climate reforms against the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI). In response to this request, a project is being developed within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative in partnership with the government of Rwanda.
This list provides links to resources available to companies working in weak governance zones who are seeking guidance in the areas of: human rights, humanitarian law and security forces; anti-corruption; and fiscal issues.
Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and