WTO Structured Discussions On
_Investment Facilitation For Development
negotiating Meeting held on 4 AND 5 octobEr 2021
Summary of discussions by the Coordinator
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, 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)' 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.
 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.
 Document INF/IFD/W/38 dated 30 September 2021.
 Document INF/IFD/RD/74/Rev.1 dated 23 July 2021.
 Document INF/IFD/RD/85 dated 30 September 2021.