Performance Requirements and Investment Incentives Under International Economic Law

Performance Requirements and Investment Incentives Under International Economic Law

Elgar International Investment Law series

David Collins

In this discerning book, David Collins provides an eloquent analysis of performance requirements and investment incentives as vital tools of economic policy. Adopting a consciously broad definition of both instruments, this work provokes a constructively critical assessment of their existing treatment under international economic law.

Chapter 3: Performance requirements and international trade law

David Collins

Subjects: law - academic, international investment law, public international law


This chapter will explore the extent to which the laws of the WTO have controlled the use of performance requirements, discussing in particular the TRIMs Agreement and the GATS. The limited case law from this regime will be considered, along with trade-based guidelines promulgated by international organizations aiming to liberalize FDI.

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