The National Treatment instrument stipulates that adhering countries shall accord to foreign-controlled enterprises on their territories treatment no less favourable than that accorded in like situations to domestic enterprises. This publication describes the main features of the OECD National Treatment instrument and contains a complete survey of adhering governments' measures relating to National Treatment.
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This presentation by Donald J. Johnston, OECD Secretary-General, was made at APEC Investment Opportunities 2005: Towards Co-Prosperity Through Partnership held in Busan, Korea, on 16 November 2005.
Organised by the OECD in co-operation with APEC, this seminar took place on 14-15 November 2005 in Busan, Korea. Discussions focused on defining investment for development and how to encourage greater investment mobility.
OECD member governments actively seek to enhance the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), including in the context of development. They are committed to debating this issue with non-OECD countries, inter alia in the context of the OECD Bologna Process, and the Initiative on Investment for Development and its Policy Framework for Investment project. The present document is intended as a contribution by the Investment
This workshop, which took place in St Petersburg on 9-10 November 2005, addressed the role and responsibilities of the Russian regions in shaping the investment and business environment and considered business integrity and private-public interaction in the fight against corruption.
This conference, which took place from 25-27 October 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aimed to draw lessons from Brazil’s experience with improving the enabling environment for investment and sustainable growth. It also focused on strengthening developing country perspectives on the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) and practitioners' input into its individual chapters.
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This working paper presents a fact finding study of the corporate responsibility policies and practices of emerging market companies.
International investment agreements reinforce domestic liberalisation and underpin legal security for investment. Recently, a "new generation" of bilateral and regional investment agreements has emerged, together with a growing body of jurisprudence. The present publication includes four surveys which have been developed to support the work programme of the OECD Investment Committee on legal and policy issues arising from
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This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.
The OECD Investment Committee invited consultation partners to provide answers to a list of questions derived from analytical work that looks at some of the generic ethics issues raised by investments in weak governance zones and also contains a case study of investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.