What Foreign Investors Want: Findings from an Investor Survey of Investment Facilitation Measures in Latin America and the Caribbean

39 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2022

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Sebastian Reil

FDI Center

Khalil Hamdani

Lahore School of Economics

Lucas E. Barreiros

University of Buenos Aires (UBA) - Faculty of Law

Axel Berger

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE)

Rodrigo Contreras

Inter-American Development Bank

Yardenne Kagan

International Trade Centre

Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Pablo Steneri

Inter-American Development Bank

Quan Zhao

International Trade Centre

Date Written: January 25, 2022

Abstract

This report presents the results of a survey that queried foreign investors active in the Latin America and Caribbean region on the importance they attach to a key set of investment facilitation measures. It is based on 67 responses. The results of the investor survey are put into perspective by highlighting consistencies and gaps in relation to the current state of the WTO Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) negotiations and the actual level of adoption of investment facilitation measures at the national level.

The survey yielded important insights that may contribute to the ongoing negotiations on an IFD Agreement at the WTO, as well as to other negotiations of international investment agreements that address issues of investment facilitation. It should also be of interest to investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and other institutions whose mandate includes the facilitation of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Suggested Citation

Reil, Sebastian and Hamdani, Khalil and Barreiros, Lucas E. and Berger, Axel and Contreras, Rodrigo and Kagan, Yardenne and Sauvant, Karl P. and Steneri, Pablo and Zhao, Quan, What Foreign Investors Want: Findings from an Investor Survey of Investment Facilitation Measures in Latin America and the Caribbean (January 25, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4018005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4018005

Sebastian Reil

FDI Center ( email )

Khalil Hamdani

Lahore School of Economics ( email )

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Lucas E. Barreiros

University of Buenos Aires (UBA) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Argentina
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Axel Berger

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE) ( email )

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Bonn, 53113
Germany

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Rodrigo Contreras

Inter-American Development Bank ( email )

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United States
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Yardenne Kagan (Contact Author)

International Trade Centre ( email )

54-56 Rue de Montbrillant
Geneva
Switzerland

Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment ( email )

Columbia Law School
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New York, NY 10027
United States

HOME PAGE: https://works.bepress.com/karl_sauvant/388/

Pablo Steneri

Inter-American Development Bank ( email )

1300 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States

Quan Zhao

International Trade Centre ( email )

54-56 Rue de Montbrillant
Geneva
Switzerland

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