The case for a framework agreement on investment

Author
Gary Hufbauer, Sherry Stephenson
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Abstract
In Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 102, Axel Berger claimed that the debate over a multilateral framework for investment is futile. We disagree. Following its achievements at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the World Trade Organization (WTO) should launch negotiations to draft a 21st century Investment Framework Agreement (IFA).
Topic
Economics, International Trade and Finance, Markets, Treaties and Agreements, Foreign Direct Investment
Political Geography
Colombia