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OECD Trade Policy Papers

This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

English

The Interaction between Investment and Services Chapters in Selected Regional trade Agreements

This report analyses the interactions between the investment and services chapters of 20 regional trade agreements. It classifies agreements into two broad categories of NAFTA-inspired and GATS-inspired agreements and identifies four major types of interaction between the investment and trade in services chapters. The report then looks at the implications of the services/investment interface for levels of investment protection and liberalisation.

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Keywords: regional trade agreements, NAFTA, investment liberalization, investment protection, investment, GATS, MFN, services, RTA
JEL: F21: International Economics / International Factor Movements and International Business / International Investment; Long-term Capital Movements; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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