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 7: Conclusions and recommendations

David Collins

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


This chapter will summarize the weaknesses observed in international economic law’s attempts to regulate the use of performance requirements and investment incentives. It will then recommend potential improvements through modifications of IIAs, the WTO TRIMs and SCM regime and through harmonization. This chapter will also draw attention to the need to improve the domestic regulatory environment and through a discussion of networked governance will suggest engaging in collaborative review of these FDI policy tools from a wider stakeholder perspective.

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