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Negotiating Trade and Investment in the WTO: A Historical Review of Multilateral Negotiations to Regulate Foreign Investment

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and regional integration arrangements are increasingly covering trade and investment. It is likely that such issues would be explored for negotiations within WTO. This brief note takes a historical review of negotiations to regulate foreign investment at the multilateral level. The overarching objective is to provide the context for any future negotiations in this regard at the WTO.