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1 May 2018    Journal Articles
Polanco, Rodrigo


T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Tax Cooperation

Moving the G20’s investment agenda forward

Lead Authors: Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE) & Karl P. Sauvant (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University)

Silvia Karina Fiezzoni (Argentina Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales, CARI, and Universidad Católica Argentina)
Rodrigo Polanco (World Trade Institute, WTI)
Matthew Stephenson (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
Akihiko Tamura (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS) Pavel Trunin (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)

It is of paramount importance that the G20 pay attention to the mounting challenges facing the international investment regime, a regime that regulates an activity that is more important than trade in delivering goods and services to foreign markets and integrating these markets.1 This is all the more important because international investment is crucial to advance sustainable development, especially in developing countries. For both immediate and long-term reasons, investment policies should, therefore, be a core item on the agenda of the G20 and the Trade and Investment Working Group in particular.

T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Tax Cooperation