Investment facilitation talks intensify towards achieving “stabilized” negotiating text

WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD) on 14 October committed to advance work in line with their aspiration of finalizing text negotiations by the end of the year and achieving “a good and meaningful” agreement. Participants were urged to resolve pending issues in order to achieve a single, stabilized version of the “Easter text” — the document used as the basis for the negotiations — that could be reviewed in its entirety.