The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment

Hardcover | June 14, 2013

byDavid Collins

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This book examines the relatively recent and under-explored phenomenon of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from the large emerging market countries, focusing on the four BRIC states (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and on the services sector meaning primarily telecommunications,finance, and transport. It considers the international legal framework governing FDI, discussing the nature and extent of the bilateral and regional investment treaty commitments undertaken by each of the BRIC states, including their commitments under the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services,as well as their obligations as members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Drawing on trends observed in the regulatory approach of these countries to FDI in services, including the observed flow of FDI both to and now from the developing world, the book proposes a multilateral investment treaty aimed at the liberalization and protection of FDI in services. The treaty willcapture the emerging equilibrium in global FDI patterns signifying a unified approach to the regulation of foreign investment in the growing services economy by developing and developed economies alike. The treaty will strengthen the legitimacy of investor-state dispute settlement and recognizepublic interest norms such as environmental protection and human rights as well as allow signatories to retain sovereignty over matters relating to national security and economic stability.

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This book examines the relatively recent and under-explored phenomenon of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) from the large emerging market countries, focusing on the four BRIC states (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and on the services sector meaning primarily telecommunications,finance, and transport. It considers the interna...

David Collins is a Senior Lecturer at the City Law School of City University where he teaches and researches in the field of international economic law, specializing in the law of the World Trade Organization and international investment law. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation at Maastricht U...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pagesPublished:June 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652716

ISBN - 13:9780199652716

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1. Introduction: The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Services2. Brazil3. Russia4. India5. China6. The Multilateral Agreement on Investment in Services: Scope and Obligations7. The Multilateral Agreement on Investment in Services: Exceptions8. The Multilateral Agreement on Investment in Services: Dispute Settlement9. Conclusion: The International Regulation of FDI in Services and the Limits of Multilateralism