Advancing the Investment Facilitation Agenda

WTO Paths Forward
Organised by
18 October 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

In response to the Joint Statement on Investment Facilitation for Development at the MC11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the resulting process, the WTO structured discussions on investment facilitation, is nearing the completion of its first year.

The aim of the dialogue is to take stock of the progress made during the structured discussions, juxtaposed to the objectives set out in the Joint Statement. Participants are invited to review the outcome, define the challenges and opportunities for the roadmap ahead, and to discuss the strategies that could be pursued to maintain the momentum towards MC12.

Participation is by invitation only.

This dialogue is a part of ICTSD’s WTO: Paths Forward initiative, a platform that provides the research, ideas and neutral spaces negotiators need to ensure the technical work required for a successful 12th WTO Ministerial Conference moves forward.

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of ICTSD, is the moderator.