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WTO Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development - Negotiating meeting held on 7 and 8 September 2021 - Summary of discussions by the Coordinator
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WTO Structured Discussions On
_Investment Facilitation For Development

negotiating Meeting held on 7 AND 8 september 2021

Summary of discussions by the Coordinator[1]

An open-ended negotiating meeting of the Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development, coordinated by Ambassador Mathias Francke (Chile), was held on 7 and 8 September 2021. As indicated in the annotated agenda circulated to all WTO Members ahead of the meeting[2], the objectives of the meeting were: (a) to hear the reports of the facilitators of the Small/Discussion Groups, respectively on 'Scope' and 'Facilitation of the Entry and Temporary Stay of Business Persons for Investment Purposes' (Movement of Business Persons – MBP); (b) to discuss draft texts prepared by the Coordinator;[3] (c) to discuss Section V ('Special and Differential Treatment for Developing and Least-Developed Country Members'); and (d) to discuss Section IV BIS ('Home State Obligations'). The Coordinator also debriefed the group on the latest developments since the last meeting. Due to lack of time, the meeting did not address provisions 31 'Measures Against Corruption'; 30 'Responsible Business Conduct'; and 30 BIS on 'Establishment of Supplier-development Programmes' as stated in the annotated agenda. These issues will be discussed at the following meeting.

[1] This summary, prepared and circulated under the Coordinator's responsibility, provides a non-exhaustive, illustrative review of the issues addressed by Members at the meeting.

[2] Document INF/IFD/W/37 dated 27 August 2021.

[3] Texts by the Coordinator, restricted document without symbol, dated 6 August 2021.