Reports


  • 4-April-2008

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    Interpretation of the Umbrella Clause in Investment Agreements

    Umbrella clauses have become a regular feature of international investment agreements and have been included to provide additional protection to investors by covering the contractual obligations in investment agreements between host countries and foreign investors. The meaning of the umbrella clauses is one of the most controversial issues with which international arbitral tribunals have been recently confronted with while

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  • 3-April-2008

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    The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional Trade Agreements

    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

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  • 26-March-2008

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    Seventh Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries: Progress Report

    This progress report was issued following the 7th Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and ‘Strategic’ Industries which took place in Paris on 26 March 2008. Since early 2006, OECD has provided a forum for intergovernmental dialogue on how governments can reconcile the need to preserve and expand an open international investment environment with their duty to safeguard the essential security interests of their people.

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  • 17-March-2008

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    International Investment Law: Understanding Concepts and Tracking Innovations

    International investment agreements set ground rules for how host governments treat foreign investors. This publication includes the definition of investor and investment; the interpretation of umbrella clauses in investment agreements; coverage of environmental, labour and anti-corruption issues; and the interaction between investment and services chapters in selected regional trade agreements.

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  • 20-February-2008

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    Tourism in OECD Countries 2008: Trends and Policies

    The first edition of a biennial publication which analyses best practice in OECD and selected non member economies. It surveys a number of initiatives taken by governments and businesses in the tourism field, and provides a statistical profile of tourism in reporting countries.

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  • 29-January-2008

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    Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics

    Demand for statistics on business demography has grown and developed considerably in recent years. This joint manual reflects these growing needs and developments and the agreement between Eurostat and the OECD for a common methodological framework for business demography statistics that maximises their international comparability and relevance, recognising and addressing the different conditions and legal frameworks that govern the

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  • 22-January-2008

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    Progress in Policy Reforms to Improve the Investment Climate in South East Europe: Investment Reform Index 2006

    This publication assesses to what extent governments in the region have leveraged their assets with effective policies to attract investment and stimulate growth.

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  • 18-December-2007

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    Investment for Development: 2005, 2006, 2007

    These reports provide a record of the main achievements of the OECD Investment Committee within its investment policy work programme with non-member economies and make available to a wider audience some of the background analytical work developed under the aegis of this programme.

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  • 13-December-2007

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    Competition, international investment and energy security

    This report focuses on the role of competition policy in promoting energy security. It does not attempt to establish a precise definition of energy security, but notes that it is mainly about managing vulnerability to supply disruptions and associated price spikes. This report by the OECD Competition Committee Secretariat was presented to participants at the 6th OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment held on 13 December 2007.

  • 3-December-2007

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    Factors affecting the structure of the world shipbuilding industry

    This report places the shipbuilding industry in an economic context, and examines factors that can afffect the structure of the industry.

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