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Part II Economic Regulation by Home and Host Countries, 6 Measures for the Encouragement of Inward Direct Investment

From: Multinational Enterprises & the Law (2nd Edition)

Peter T Muchlinski

From: Investment Claims (http://oxia.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved. date: 21 March 2023

Investment ‘in accordance with host state law’ — Investor — NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) — Intellectual property
This chapter continues the analysis of specialized investment laws and goes beyond issues of control towards issues of promotion of foreign investment. It is arguable that the techniques used to promote inward investment are now more significant than techniques of control. Indeed, data from UNCTAD appears to confirm that most changes in investment laws are towards greater liberalization than restriction, notwithstanding the continued use of restrictions by most countries for strategic purposes.1 Against this background the chapter looks, first, at host state...
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