Reports


  • 2-October-2007

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    Essential Security Interests under International Investment Law

    Under many international agreements, states have negotiated language which provides that even when states have entered into treaty commitments, such commitments do not prevent them from taking measures in order to protect their essential security interests. This article analyses the frequency and scope of these provisions in international investment agreements and instruments to which OECD members are party; the way customary

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  • 2-October-2007

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    OECD’s FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index: Revision and Extension to More Economies and Sectors

    This article provides revised measures of the OECD's FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index for 29 OECD countries, and extends the approach to the ten non-member countries adhering to the OECD Declaration (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, and Slovenia) and four other major non-OECD countries (China, India, Russia and South Africa). The FDI restrictiveness index covers 9 sectors and 11

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  • 25-September-2007

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Egypt

    In July 2007, Egypt became the 40th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The adherents to the Declaration commit to providing national treatment to foreign investors and promoting responsible international business conduct. During this process, Egypt undertook a thorough review by OECD members of its international investment policies using the Policy Framework for

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  • 17-September-2007

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    2007 Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points: Report by the Chair

    This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 19-20 June 2007. IT provides an account of the actions the adhering governments have taken of the 12 months to June 2007 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.

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  • 3-September-2007

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    The interaction between investment and services chapters in selected Regional Trade Agreements: Key findings

    This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and

  • 13-July-2007

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    Offshoring and Employment: Trends and Impacts

    This report provides new insights into offshoring, which has become a fact of life for business, and describes the wide-ranging effects that offshoring can have on domestic employment -- the positive, as well as the negative.

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  • 2-July-2007

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    Review on "Fostering SME and Entrepreneurship Development in the Tourism Sector in Bulgaria", Sofia, Bulgaria, 18-22 June 2007

    A review of Bulgaria's SME & tourism sector by international tourism experts, offering specific policy recommendations. This review is useful in considering further development of Bulgaria's new national tourism strategy.

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  • 2-July-2007

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    Report on Ship Financing

    This report, prepared in 2007, examines in detail the impact of decreased capital markets activity in the shipbuilding sector.

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  • 13-June-2007

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    Enhancing the role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVCs)

    Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.

  • 11-June-2007

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    G8 Summit Declaration on Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment and Social Responsibility

    Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences

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