Investment Facilitation: What are the Issues at Play?

This briefing paper summarises findings from a study by CUTS International on “Investment Facilitation at the World Trade Organization: Progress and the Road Ahead”, and examines the issue of investment facilitation at the multilateral level in the context of its definition; major developments in WTO discussions so far; and clauses on investment facilitation in select regional trade agreements (RTAs). It aims at analysing the WTO Investment Facilitation initiative, with a view of highlighting the main issues therein.