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OECD Investment Policy Reviews
OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Jordan 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  14 Jan 2014
Pages: 236 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264202269 , OECD Code: 202013061P1
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This report presents the results of OECD's comprehensive review of Jordan's investment policy. It examines the role of investment in Jordan's economy, Jordan's investment regime and the national treatment instrument, Jordan's policy framework for investment, Jordan's adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterpriese, and its investment framework in support of green growth.

Table of contents:

Abbreviations and acronyms  9
Executive summary 13
Introduction and assessment 17
-Jordanís economic development and the role of FDI 17
-Jordanís investment regime and the OECD National Treatment instrument 19
-Jordanís policy framework for investment 20
-Jordanís adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 27
-Investment framework in support of green growth 31
Chapter 1. The role of foreign direct investment in Jordanís economic development 33
-Overview of Jordan economy 34
-The role of FDI in Jordanís development 38
-Foreign investor participation in privatisation programmes 46
-Bibliography 50
Chapter 2. Jordanís investment regime and the National Treatment instrument 51
-Main features of Jordanís investment regime 53
-Exceptions to the National Treatment instrument notified by Jordan 58
-Measures notified for transparency by Jordan 65
-Jordanís plans for eliminating existing restrictions 67
-Instrument on International Investment Incentives and Disincentives 68
-Instrument on Conflicting Requirements 68
-OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index 69
-Bibliography 73
Chapter 3. Jordanís policy framework for investment  75
-Investment policy  77
-Investment promotion and facilitation 108
-Trade policy 119
-Anti-corruption 124
-Competition policy 133
-Infrastructure development 137
-Financial sector development 146
-Bibliography 165
Chapter 4. Jordanís adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 169
-Establishment of a National Contact Point 171
-General policies for promoting responsible business conduct in Jordan 172
-Jordanís policies in major areas of corporate responsibility 174
-Bibliography 193
Chapter 5. Jordanís investment framework in support of green growth 195
-Green growth in Jordan Ė challenges and opportunities 196
-Jordanís international commitment to green growth 207
-Regulatory and policy framework for green investment 208
-Incentives to promote green investment 217
-Barriers to green investment 219
-Other elements of Jordanís green investment framework 219
-Bibliography 222
Annex A. National Treatment
Jordanís exceptions to the National Treatment instrument 225
-A. Exceptions at national level  225
-B. Exceptions by territorial subdivisions 225
Measures reported for transparency by Jordan 229
-A. Measures reported for transparency at the level of national government  229
-B. Measures reported for transparency at the level of territorial subdivisions 230
-C. Activities covered by public, private, mixed monopolies or concessions 230
Annex B. Selected companies investing in Jordan (2002-12) and corporate social responsibility 232

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