Multilateral investment disciplines: Don't forget the GATS

Rudolf Adlung
Content Type
Policy Brief
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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.
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Treaties and Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment