Facilitation 2.0: Investment and Trade in the Digital Age

Polanco Lazo, Rodrigo (3 September 2018). Facilitation 2.0: Investment and Trade in the Digital Age (RTA exchange). Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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In recent years, investment facilitation has taken an important place in the investment policy debate, with proposals to develop a multilateral framework to facilitate investment being debated in different fora, without achieving a consensus on whether these efforts should focus on implementing binding commitments or should be directed towards developing best practices and soft laws. This paper provides an overview on how investment facilitation is currently considered in international investment agreements (IIAs), including both bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and regional trade agreements (RTAs) with investment chapters, aimed at identifying common approaches that could serve as stepping stones for convergence across IIAs and between them and the multilateral trade system. This does not necessarily imply that similarities are the best or desired approaches, and this piece also identifies shortcomings in existing investment facilitation provisions.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Polanco, Rodrigo Javier

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

2520-2278

Series:

RTA exchange

Publisher:

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

26 Mar 2020 13:24

Last Modified:

20 Apr 2022 12:23

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140851

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140851

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