The E15 engages key stakeholders – trade and investment policy makers, business and thought leaders – in policy dialogues in Geneva and around the world to explore and help validate ideas, align interests and strengthen the impetus for change.

RTA Exchange Dialogues

Ongoing Evolution of Investment Policymaking in RTAs and IIAs

13 June 2018 , Geneva, Switzerland

This dialogue, organised by ICTSD in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), aims to tap into the wealth of information emerging from recent international investment agreements (IIAs) and regional trade agreements (RTAs), in order to understand how trade and investment concerns are being jointly addressed in order to suit the needs of 21st century patterns of production. The meeting will examine how investment provisions have evolved in recent years, the ways and means through which they are integrated into investment and trade frameworks, and the impact of including such provisions to achieve sustainable development outcomes, whilst facilitating 21st century production patterns.

A select group of representatives from governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations and academia have been convened to participate and exchange views for a fruitful discussion. This exchange aims to contribute to global negotiations and deliver specific ideas for policymakers, both at the regional and multilateral levels.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only.

This meeting is part of the RTA Exchange dialogue series aimed at constructing better trade and investment agreements for sustainable development at the regional and multilateral levels.