Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Emerging Investment Rules in Mega Trading Blocs

Implications for Developing Countries

This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics examines aspects of investment provisions being considered as part of two mega-regional arrangements – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – and their implications for excluded developing countries.


Keywords: mega trading blocs, developing countries, trade, mega-regionals, foreign direct investment, FDI flows, global trade architecture
JEL: F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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