State Controlled Entities as Qualified "Investors": Implications for the Pacific Region Investment Treaty Making
Article from: TDM 1 (2015), in The Pacific Rim and International Economic Law: Opportunities and Risks of the Pacific Century
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic development of foreign direct investment (FDI) within the Pacific Rim region, alongside with state controlled entities (SCEs) playing an increasingly prominent role. However, this remarkably rapid growth of FDI led by SCEs has created certain concerns, including notably competitive neutrality (CN) concerns, which have resulted in calls for national and international regulations on such investments. Although national measures have been taken by some States to address such concerns, it is controversial whether and to what extent such SCEs investment ...