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Regulation of foreign investment : challenges to international harmonization

Author: Zdenek Drabek; Petros C Mavroidis
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2013.
Series: World Scientific studies in international economics, v. 21.
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The main aim of this book is to assess the importance of international rules for foreign direct investment and the major challenges to international harmonization of those rules. Particular attention is paid to the most controversial and contentious issue.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Drabek, Zdenek.
Regulation of Foreign Investment : Challenges to International Harmonization.
Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zdenek Drabek; Petros C Mavroidis
ISBN: 9789814390842 9814390844 9789814390835 9814390836 9781299133198 1299133193
OCLC Number: 828792776
Notes: 4 Labor Standards and Human Rights: Implications for International Trade and Investment Drusilla K Brown, Alan V Deardorff and Robert M Stern.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 491 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Introduction Zdenek Drabek and Petros C Mavroidis; Findings; 1 Regulation of Investment in the Trade Régime: From ITO to WTO Petros C Mavroidis; 1. Introduction; 2. Investment Regulation in the Havana Charter; 3. The GATT-Era; 4. The WTO-Era; 4.1. Trade in goods; Inconsistent measures; Standstill, transitional obligations, and notification requirements; 4.2. Trade in services; 4.3. Trade related intellectual property rights (TRIPs); 4.4. The working group on trade and investment; 5. Attempts to Multilateralize Outside the WTO; 6. Conclusions. ReferencesAnnex 1: Investment Regulation in the Havana Charter; Article XI; Article XII; Annex 2: Article III. 5 GATT; Annex 3: TRIMs; Members; Article I; Article II; Article III; Article IV; Article V; Article VI; Article VII; Article VIII; Article IX; Annex 4: Mode 3 GATS; Annex 5: TRIPs Provisions; Article XXI; Article XXXI; 2 Domestic, Regional and Multilateral Investment Liberalization Jorge A Huerta Goldman; 1. Domestic Laws on Investment; 1.1. Bolivia's domestic laws on investment; Equal treatment and sectors restricted; Rights of Foreign and Domestic Investors. Real estate and expropriation1.2. Brazil's domestic laws on investment; Rules on foreign capital; Rules on equality of national and foreign investment; Purchase of real estate; Expropriation; 1.3. Mexico's domestic laws on investment; Real estate; Constitutional warranties including non-discrimination; 2. Bilateral Investment Treaties; 2.1. Bolivia's BITs; 2.2. Brazil's BITs; 2.3. Mexico's BITs; 3. The World Trade Organization (WTO); General obligations; Specific commitments; 4. Observations; 4.1. Investment statistics; 4.2. National treatment vs foreign treatment. 4.3. BITs vs WTO: State responsibility4.4. Cross-fertilization of disciplines; 4.5. Slow liberalization in the WTO; 4.6. Developing countries as new investors; 5. Conclusions; References; Annex 1; I. Bolivia; II. Brazil; III. Mexico; 3 Mode 3 of the GATS: A Model for Disciplining Measures Affecting Investment Flows? Bart De Meester and Dominic Coppens; 1. Introduction; 2. Scope of Mode 3 and Investment; 2.1. Commercial presence; 2.2. Owned or controlled; 2.3. Investment by service suppliers; 2.4. GATS scope with regard to investment measures; 2.5. Commitments on Mode 3 service supply. 3. Gaps in Disciplines on Mode 33.1. GATS provisions that discipline measures that hamper investment; Market access; (a) General measures; (b) Specific investment decisions and market access; Non-discrimination; (a) General measures; (b) Individual decisions and non-discrimination; Domestic regulation disciplines; (a) Administration of measures of general application; (b) Individual decisions affecting investment; Disciplines on subsidies hampering inward foreign investment; 3.2. GATS provisions that discipline measures that attract investment; 4. Conclusion; References.
Series Title: World Scientific studies in international economics, v. 21.
Other Titles: Regulations of foreign investment
Responsibility: editors, Zdenek Drabek, Petros C. Mavroidis.

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