12 results about INVESTMENT


International Investment Obligations and Industrial Policy: Evolution in Treaty Practice

September 26, 2018

As industrial policies become more widespread and controversial, the relationship between international investment agreements (IIAs) and industrial policy measures has taken on particular importanc... READ MORE


Industrial policy measures and sustainability in international investment agreements

September 21, 2018

States now face two competing – and strengthening – influences with respect to industrial policy: heightened scrutiny of industrial policy measures and heightened expectations for a... READ MORE


Facilitation 2.0: Enabling trade in the digital age

April 20, 2018

The expansion of the trade facilitation agenda, expressed as Facilitation 2.0, is critical in a time of global industrial and societal reorganisation, of which the digitisation of economic acti... READ MORE


NAFTA Tribunal Issues Ruling in Windstream-Canada Case

December 15, 2016

An investor-state arbitration tribunal published its final ruling last week in the row between a US-based wind energy company, Windstream, and the Canadian government. The award brought an end to a... READ MORE


Trade Policies and Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Value Chains

September 20, 2016

Global value chains (GVCs) have become a major feature of the 21st century economy. This paper argues that the expansion and increased sophistication of GVCs has created a new “trade-investme... READ MORE


Trade governance frameworks in a world of global value chains

July 19, 2016

In today’s globalised economy, understanding global value chains (GVCs) is essential for the development of trade and investment. This article presents a number of options on how the global t... READ MORE


TransCanada takes next step in NAFTA case on Keystone pipeline

July 15, 2016

Canadian energy giant TransCanada has now filed a request for investor-state arbitration in connection with the US government’s rejection last year of its application to build the cross-borde... READ MORE


Trade negotiations - no big deal?

July 1, 2016

The conventional wisdom in trade policy circles for some years now has been that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is incapable of moving ahead meaningfully on a modern trade negotiating agenda. I... READ MORE


The quest for a Pan-African Investment Code to promote sustainable development

June 21, 2016

The year 2015 was a crucial one for Africa regarding the negotiation of the first continent-wide investment agreement: the Pan-African Investment Code (PAIC).


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Running Out of Tools: The G20 and the Global Trade Halt

June 1, 2016

Restoring economic growth is the primary mission of the G-20. International commerce — exports, imports, foreign direct investment (FDI), international licensing, technology transfer, and cro... READ MORE


The ISDS controversy: How we got here and where next

June 1, 2016

In recent years the debate over investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) has heated up and in Europe is reaching boiling point. European governments were once the main force behind modern investmen... READ MORE


NAFTA Tribunal Issues Ruling in Mesa Power-Canada Case

May 4, 2016

An investor-state arbitration tribunal under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) recently released its decisions in a dispute... READ MORE