PN 2021-09
Gender Perspectives in E-livelihood and E-entrepreneurship
PN 2021-08
Promoting a More Innovative and Inclusive Society through ICT Development
Seed Guidebook: Scaling and Expanding for Effective Development the Experiences and Learning from the SEARCA Project ISARD
Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture: Isolation and Identification of Beneficial Soil- and Plant-Associated Microorganisms

PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
PIDS WB 2021-0902
Opening Program and Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 1: Resetting Capitalism
PIDS WB 2021-0901
19th Development Policy Research Month Kick-Off Forum
PIDS WB 2021-0702
Local Governments' PDP and SDG Localization Efforts as Contribution to National Development
Publication Detail
PASCN DP 2002-05: Investment Liberalization and Facilitation in the Asia Pacific: Can APEC make a difference?

This paper tries to assess the role of APEC as an institution in promoting investment liberalization and facilitation in the region, focusing on the process and mechanisms by which it makes progress towards its goal of a free and open investment. APEC has made a difference in promoting liberalization of investment regimes and in facilitating the flow of investment in the region. This could be observed from the improved levels of openness and transparency of the investment regimes of member economies. While credit may not go to APEC alone, as member economies as pushing for liberalization under more than one initiative, APEC had helped speed up the liberalization process. But more work is at hand as impediments to investment still exist. The challenge for APEC is to use its progress on investment as the launching pad of initiatives for the new WTO round. In particular, APEC can influence the WTO to make use of the NBIP and the menu of options to expand or improve work on TRIMs, GATS, TRIPs and competition policy that would best serve the interests of its own membership. But at the same time, APEC can use the WTO process to achieve its own objectives and agenda. Ultimately, a successful round will add credibility to APEC, as this would mean member economies now binding themselves to implementing their APEC-WTO commitments.

Philippine APEC Study Center Network
Authors Keywords
Austria, Myrna S.; investment; investment liberalization;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2002 and available for Downloaded 303 times since December 08, 2016
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.