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Performance criteria stipulated by host countries (Inglês)

One of the issues identified by the task force as requiring further study is the stipulation of performance criteria by host countries on foreign firms investing in them. Such criteria constitute an aspect of host country regulation of foreign investment in the context of the macro objectives of their national economic policies which aim at augmenting national output and employment and attaining viability in balance of payments. Host countries naturally seek to weigh the benefits of additional income generation arising out of the foreign investment against its likely impact on balance of payments or on the growth of domestic (indigenous) industry so as to maximize what they regard the positive and minimize the negative aspects of foreign investment. This paper focuses attention on the two most widely stipulated forms of regulation. These require: (i) that firms shift procurement of inputs to host countries as against importing such inputs; and (ii) that they export a specified percentage of production either by volume or value.


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