Multilateral investment disciplines: Don't forget the GATS

Author
Rudolf Adlung
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Abstract
A number of recent studies have discussed the implications of most-favored-nation (MFN) clauses in bilateral investment treaties (BIT s) and the possible need for, and role of, a multilateral framework for investment. Surprisingly, the relevance of existing multilateral disciplines, in particular under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), is seldom acknowledged in this context.
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Treaties and Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment