Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 4 of 4 items for :

  • "investment performance requirement" x
Clear All
Ms. Naheed Kirmani, Mr. Lorenzo L. Pérez, Mr. Shailendra J. Anjaria, and Mr. Zubair Iqbal

performance requirements have been proposed for discussion and possible negotiation in the GATT. The nature of the barriers in both areas transcends the traditional distinction between restrictions at the border on the exchange of goods and domestic measures that, while not necessarily aimed at restricting international transactions, may have a limiting or distorting effect on them. Extensive technical work and preparatory discussion will be required before new disciplines can be developed in these complex areas. Finally, the GATT dispute settlement mechanisms, which were

Ms. Naheed Kirmani, Mr. Lorenzo L. Pérez, Mr. Shailendra J. Anjaria, and Mr. Zubair Iqbal

, it is evident that considerable time and effort will be required before these issues can be approached systematically at the international level. Meanwhile, the GATT ministerial meeting will provide an opportunity for decisions on the relative priority to be accorded to the service sector in the GATT work program. Investment Performance Requirements Broadly defined, investment performance requirements cover a range of regulations imposed by a host government on the operations of a foreign-controlled enterprise in the host country, and cover both the

Kyung Mo Huh

number of its important provisions, such as those on national treatment, on internal taxation and regulation, antidumping and countervailing duties, quantitative restrictions, subsidies, state trading enterprises, and emergency action on imports of particular products, may be interpreted to cover certain aspects of countertrade practices. Their applicability has not been examined closely, and some GATT members have proposed a thorough examination of trade-related investment performance requirements. Countertrade practices may entail many of the restrictive and

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
This paper highlights the sources of payments problems in less developed countries. Growth in the industrial countries has a direct impact on the current account of the developing countries through its influence on both the prices and volumes of their exports. An increase in the real effective exchange rate is clearly a fundamental determinant of a deteriorating current account since, other things being equal, it tends to raise domestic demand for imports and to reduce foreign demand for exports.