11/07/2016 - Following their meeting in Shanghai on 9-10 July 2016 under the Chinese G20 Presidency, G20 Trade Ministers issued a statement reinforcing their determination to "promote inclusive, robust and sustainable trade and investment growth". At the same time, Ministers agreed G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking.
These Guiding Principles are the result of discussions within the recently-established G20 Trade and Investment Working Group. The OECD, a long-standing key partner for the G20, plays an active role in the Working Group and, in co-operation with other international organisations, was instrumental in achieving this consensus.
Nine non-binding Guiding Principles provide guidance for investment policymaking with a view to:
- promoting inclusive economic growth and sustainable development
Download the full text of the Guiding Principles
Following endorsement of the G20 Guiding Principles, Ana Novik, Head of the OECD Investment Division, highlights the importance of follow-through on this important stepping stone to greater policy coherence.
Documents and links
G20 Trade Ministers' statement on 10 July 2016
G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking
Monitoring G20 investment and trade measures
OECD countries adopt a strengthened framework for ensuring orderly capital flows
The Policy Framework for Investment
The Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture
Country investment policy reviews