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WTO Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development - Negotiating meeting held on 4 and 5 October 2021 - Summary of discussions by the Coordinator
作者:The Coordinator

WTO Structured Discussions On
_Investment Facilitation For Development

negotiating Meeting held on 4 AND 5 octobEr 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 4 and 5 October 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 continue the review of Section III ('Streamlining and Speeding Up Administrative Procedures') of the 'Easter Text (Rev.1)'[3] as a whole; (b) to discuss Section V ('Special and Differential Treatment for Developing and Least-Developed Country Members'); (c) to review provisions 21 on 'Focal Points' and 22 on 'Domestic Regulatory Coherence', and discuss provision 24 on 'Cross-border Co-operation on Investment Facilitation'; (d) to discuss Section IV BIS ('Home State Obligations'); (e) to discuss Section III TER ('Transfers and Payments'); and (f) to hold a conceptual discussion on the integration of the future IFD Agreement into the WTO legal structure. In addition, a text proposal on 'Non-Discrimination' was presented by a Member.[4]

[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/38 dated 30 September 2021.

[3] Document INF/IFD/RD/74/Rev.1 dated 23 July 2021.

[4] Document INF/IFD/RD/85 dated 30 September 2021.