October 13, 2023

Negotiators advance discussion on IFD Agreement integration into WTO legal structure

WTO members taking part in the negotiations on investment facilitation for development (IFD) have reached consensus on pursuing the plurilateral avenue for the incorporation of the IFD Agreement into the WTO legal architecture. Following the last round of talks on 11-13 October, members agreed to continue ongoing technical work — notably completing the final provisions of the Agreement — based on that option. The co-coordinators of the talks announced that three new participants have joined the initiative since the last plenary meeting in September: Bolivia, Niger and Tonga.

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