Geneva, 7 June, 2018: WAIPA CEO Bostjan Skalar participated at the WTO Trade Dialogues to share his insights at the Breakout session on Investment Facilitation.
Mr. Skalar highlighted the role of Investment Facilitation and the work that IPAs are doing regarding these issues. Furthermore, he underlined that in order to properly facilitate investments, a sound facilitation in terms of clear regulations and transparency is crucial.
Building on this Informal Dialogue at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference held in Buenos Aires in December 2017 (MC11), 70 WTO members co-sponsored a Joint Ministerial Statement calling for the start of structured discussions to develop a multilateral framework on investment facilitation. Participating Members are focusing on identifying and developing the elements of a framework for facilitating foreign direct investments, with development at the core of the initiative.