When COVID-19 broke out, G20 members pledged to remain open to trade and investment to limit the damage of the pandemic on their economies. The latest OECD-UNCTAD report monitors investment measures taken by G20 members over the past 6 months.
REPORT ON G20 INVESTMENT MEASURES: Published at 6-monthly intervals since 2009, these reports respond to the mandate from the G20 that OECD and UNCTAD monitor and publicly report on the commitments made by G20 countries not to introduce new barriers to trade and investment. They form part of wider reports on G20 trade and investment measures jointly published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade organization (WTO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Release of latest OECD-UNCTAD report: G20 Leaders appreciate the importance of openness to international investment as a precondition to containing the economic damage associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 26th OECD-UNCTAD report released on 28 October 2021. They also took a significant number of measures related to concerns about the implications that certain investments can have for essential security interests, continuing a trend observed in G20 member countries – and well beyond – since around 2017.
The complete 26TH REPORT ON G20 INVESTMENT MEASURES can be found here.
OECD Business and Finance News 28 October 2021.