Dear Colleague, you may be interested in the invitation below, to a webinar on " The case for and against a WTO Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation". Best regards, Karl P. Sauvant 

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From: Rashmi Jose <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 12:38 PM
Subject: ICTSD webinar on Oct 9: The case for and against a WTO Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation
Cc: Marie Chamay <[log in to unmask]>, Caroline Sainte-Croix <[log in to unmask]>, Joanita Kalibala <[log in to unmask]>

Dear Colleague,


On behalf of ICTSD, I invite you to an interactive webinar on “The Case for and against a WTO Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation”. The webinar will take place on October 9 from 4 – 5 pm Central European Time (10-11 am EST).


The panel will consist of:

Moderator: Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, CCSI, and Senior Fellow, ICTSD



·       Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the WTO and Coordinator of the WTO Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development

·       Felipe Hees, Minister Counsellor, Mission of Brazil to the WTO

·       Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding

·       Kavaljit Singh, Director, Madhyam, a public policy research institute, New Delhi


Facilitator: Rashmi Jose, Senior Programme Officer, ICTSD


Background documentation:

-        Joint Ministerial Statement on Investment Facilitation for Development

-        Crafting a Framework on Investment Facilitation


This webinar is the first in a series of dialogues under ICTSD’s WTO Paths Forward Initiative. It aims to engage the broader trade and investment policy communities to examine key issues relating to investment facilitation and the WTO. Participants are encouraged to engage in the conversation, by submitting written queries through the webinar platform during the session. 


Registration for participation is mandatory, at: (There is no fee for registration.)


I am looking forward to an engaging discussion.


Kind regards,




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Ms. Rashmi Jose

Senior Programme Officer

Investment Policy and Regulatory Systems

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Tel: 0041 22 917 8744

Email: [log in to unmask]

Address: 7 Chemin Balexert, 1219 Geneva, Switzerland



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