Investment facilitation talks make headway on solving remaining issues in negotiating text

WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD) on 1-3 November made substantial progress in resolving remaining issues towards achieving a single, “stabilized” text. In a further step to paving the way for concluding the text-based negotiations by the end of this year, participants expressed broad support for this aim and reviewed a new, streamlined version of the “Easter text” — the document used as the basis for the negotiations.