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OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Colombia 2012 - Product Image

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Colombia 2012

  • Published: April 2012
  • Region: Colombia
  • 150 Pages
  • OECD Publishing

Colombia’s efforts towards political stabilisation, improved domestic security and sound macroeconomic policy have enabled the country to boost its economic development, enhance its business climate and make progress in reducing poverty and inequality. This has resulted in the rapid increase of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows, which have also benefited from the commodity price boom. After a temporary decline in 2009-10 due to the world economic crisis, Colombia’s FDI inflows are expected to reach a record level in 2011. With USD 85 billion of cumulated FDI by mid-2011, Colombia is one of the largest FDI beneficiaries in Latin America. The United States is the most important investor in the country, followed by Panama and Spain. With over 40% of the FDI stock, the primary sector, including oil and natural gas and mining, continues to absorb the largest part of international investment.

The surge in Colombia’s FDI outflows reached almost the same level as its FDI inflows in 2010. This is in line with a more general trend shared with other Latin American countries, which have become an important source of FDI abroad. These developments reflect the growing READ MORE >


Introduction and Summary

The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Colombia's Economic Development

Colombia and the National Treatment Instrument

Colombia and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Colombia's Policy Framework for Investment

Investment Framework in Support of Green Growth

Statistical Tables

Colombia's Exceptions to the National Treatment Instrument

Colombia's Participation in International Organisations and International Conventions

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