Transfer of Technology

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This paper discusses the issue of technology transfer in the context of international investment agreements (IIAs) and is divided into four main sections. The first section is an explanation of the issues. Section two looks at two broad policy approaches to technology issues, which have been identified. Section three considers the interaction of technology transfer issues with other issues covered by IIAs. The final section concludes by outlining seven possible options concerning the role to be played by provisions on technology in IIAs.


UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)

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