The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement
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The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement

The Regionalisation of Laws and Policy on Foreign Investment

Julien Chaisse and Sufian Jusoh

The International Investment regime is one of the fastest growing areas of international economic law which increasingly rely on large membership investment treaties such as the ASEAN comprehensive Investment Agreement. This book comprehensively examines the role of this specific agreement and situates it in the wider trend towards the regionalisation of laws and policy on foreign investment.
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Chapter 7: Investment liberalisation

Julien Chaisse and Sufian Jusoh


This part focuses on three of the main characteristics of ACIA that are centrally important for businesses and investors: the liberalisation of investment restrictions; the protection of investors and the protection of their investments. The settlement of investment disputes which complements the ACIA regime on foreign investment is discussed in Part IV. Investment liberalisation in ACIA responds to the needs of businesses looking to expand across national frontiers. Intra-ASEAN liberalisation facilitates the efficient deployment of capital within ASEAN.

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