ITN November 2003

ITN November 28, 2003

In this issue: Stockholm arbitrators expected to rule soon on Energy Charter Treaty arbitration; EU confirms new position on investment at WTO; US and Australian Ministers meet to discuss toughest issues in FTA talks; Pipeline project continues to attract funding and controversy; US Ambassador calls for Korea to abandon film quota; PM promises to keep talking; Author William Greider criticizes inclusion of investment in international trade negotiations.

ITN November 24, 2003

In this issue: Extent of investment rules in Pan-American pact still to be determined; Canada has no immediate plans to open up new bilateral investment talks; WTO struggles to determine place of investment in Doha Round; IISD-CIEL release results of investment discussions in Miami; London event will look at investment treaty arbitration in East Asia; Tufts University: FDI not contributing to sustainable industrial development in Mexico.

ITN November 14, 2003

In this issue: India faces 6 new investment treaty claims in relation to Dabhol investment; On eve of FTAA summit, place for investment rules still unclear; Risk consultancy looks at challenges to FDI in Post-September 11th security climate.

ITN November 7, 2003

In this issue: Registration deadline for Miami FTAA Ministerial conference and side-events; Investment issue remains a stumbling block to Pan-American trade pact; Korea signals it may abandon cultural policy in order to obtain US investment treaty; Europe weighs a push for WTO investment talks on a plurilateral basis; McKinsey consulting firm issues report on FDI’s impact on developing countries; Key US senator calls for investment appellate body in Central America trade pact.