The joint report also indicates that the great majority of investment policy measures that governments have introduced in the five years since the November 2008 Washington G20 Summit tended to eliminate investment restrictions and to facilitate inward or outward investment.
The joint reports are issued periodically by UNCTAD and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and launched together with the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Report on Trade Measures, and a Joint Summary by the three organizations.
During the reporting period, running from May 2013 to November 2013, the following investment measures were adopted:
Six G20 members-Brazil, Canada, China, India, the Republic of Korea, and Mexico- amended their investment-specific policies;
One G20 member-Germany-amended its investment policies related to national security;
Five G20 members-Canada, China, Japan, Turkey and the United States-concluded four bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and four other international investment agreements ("other IIAs").