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Multilaterale Abkommen für Direktinvestitionen - Lernen aus dem MAI?

  • Andreas Polk

Die Verhandlungen innerhalb der OECD zu einem multilateralen Abkommen ueber Investitionen (MAI) sind gescheitert. Damit werden Direktinvestitionen gegenwaertig weiterhin durch bilaterale Vertraege und durch einige wenige multilaterale Abkommen geregelt. In Zukunft ist jedoch weiterhin damit zu rechnen, daß diese durch ein allgemeines Rahmenwerk nach Vorlage des MAI ersetzt werden. Der vorliegende Aufsatz erlaeutert zunaechst die bestehenden multilateralen Rahmenbedingungen der WTO und der OECD. Anschließend werden die wesentlichen Inhalte des Vertragsentwurfs zum MAI vorgestellt und aus oekonomischer Sicht diskutiert. Ich komme zu der Einschaetzung, daß in einem zukuenftigen Investitionsabkommen (i) wettbewerbspolitische Inhalte, (ii) Ausnahmeregeln in bezug auf wenig industrialisierte Laender und (iii) ein differenzierter Investitionsbegriff enthalten sein sollten. Als Forum fuer ein multilaterales Investitionsabkommen bietet sich die WTO an.

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Paper provided by Socioeconomic Institute - University of Zurich in its series SOI - Working Papers with number 9905.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Oct 1999
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Publication status: Published in Aussenwirtschaft, 55(4), 2000, pages 527-547
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