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Communication from the European Community and its Member States - Concept Paper on Policy Space for Development
作者:European Community and its Member States
World Trade Organization WT/WGTI/W/154 7 April 2003 (03-1901) Working Group on the Relationship between Trade and Investment Original: English communication from the european community and its member states The following communication, dated 3 April 2003, has been received from the Permanent Delegation of the European Commission. _______________ Concept paper on Policy space for development 1. The Doha Declaration states in paragraph 22 that any future investment framework "should reflect in a balanced manner the interests of home and host countries, and take due account of the development policies and objectives of host governments as well as their right to regulate in the public interest". This paper addresses some of the concerns expressed in this working group regarding the need of host countries, and in particular of developing countries, to preserve policy space for the purpose of regulating in the public interest and for development p