BIAC: International Investment Agreements Matter

Globe with Money UnderneathInternational Investment Agreements, as well as investment chapters included in free trade agreements, are a key component of a pro-growth policy environment. Regional trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are a priority on the global trade and investment agenda and have increasingly attracted public attention. It is therefore more important than ever to remind policymakers and the public why international investment agreements matter, and how they contribute to economic prosperity worldwide. It is in this context that the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD is currently preparing a paper on why international investment agreements matter.

The BIAC paper will provide input to the upcoming OECD conference on International Investment Treaties, which will be held in Paris on March 14. The conference will focus on the balance between investor protection and governments’ right to regulate. Active business input to these discussions will be important.

Staff Contact:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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