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Multilateral investment disciplines: Don’t forget the GATS!

Adlung, Rudolf

A number of recent studies have discussed the implications of most-favored-nation (MFN) clauses in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and the possible need for, and role of, a multilateral framework for investment. Surprisingly, the relevance of existing multilateral disciplines, in particular under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), is seldom acknowledged in this context.


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Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
Columbia FDI Perspectives, 117
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April 16, 2014


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