Table of contents for Host country operational measures.


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I.      EXPLANATION OF THE ISSUE .................................      7
II.   STOCKTAKING AND ANALYSIS ............................ 17
A. HCOMs explicitly prohibited at the
m ultilateral level ...............................................................  17
1. The TRIMs Agreement..............................................  17
2. Similar HCOMs prohibited by interregional,
regional or bilateral agreements ..............................  26
B.   Additional HCOMs explicitly prohibited, conditioned
or discouraged by interregional, regional or
bilateral (but not multilateral) agreements ...................  34
1. Prohibited measures ..................................................  34
2. Restricted discretion to impose
operational measures ................................................  39
a.   As conditions for the receipt or continued
receipt of an advantage ...................................  39
b.    As a part of Government economic
development programmes .............................. 44



3. The "best efforts" approach ......................................  46
C.   HCOMs that are not contested .......................................  48
III. INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER ISSUES
AND CONCEPTS .......................................              55
CONCLUSION: ECONOMIC AND
DEVELOPMENT IMPLICATIONS AND
POLICY OPTIONS ..............................................        . 59
A.   Development strategies and HCOMs ............................  59
B.   Policy options: the TRIMs Agreement ...........................  62
Option 1: Close or decrease coverage ............................  63
Option 2: Extend phase out period ................................  65
Option 3: Increase coverage ............................................  70
C.    Policy options: other IIAs ...............................................  71
Option 1: Prohibition of certain HCOMs not
covered by the TRIMs Agreement...........................  71
Option 2: Restrict HCOMs, but allow exceptions........       72
Option 3: Cross-references .............................................. 73
Option 4: Hortatory or "best efforts" provisions
on measures not covered by TRIMs........................  74
Option 5: No references to HCOMs ...............................  74
References ................................................................................. 77
Selected UNCTAD publications on transnational
corporations and foreign direct investment ....................... 85
Questionnaire ........................................................................... 97