Investments New Issues - Joint Statements WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

WTO Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation: Considerations for Developing Countries in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This note reviews the main issues under deliberation in the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation, taking into account developing country perspectives, especially at a time when impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic are expected to negatively affect investment. The rationale is to highlight best practices that could be adopted in order to revamp investment that is critical for development.