Investment facilitation talks advance work towards finalizing negotiating text

WTO members taking part in the discussions on investment facilitation for development (IFD) have made steady progress towards finalizing a negotiating text by mid-2023. Delegations held a new round of consultations followed by a plenary meeting on 3 March, where they advanced technical work towards resolving the remaining issues in the Annex to the Draft Agreement and completing a review of the text. Participants were also updated by the WTO Secretariat on the state of play in the development of the IFD Self-Assessment Guide and on next steps in this regard.