Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America


Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 5-6 April 2001

The OECD and the Government of the Netherlands Antilles co-organised a Conference on Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America on 5-6 of April 2001. This conference was a continuation of the intensive dialogue the OECD has engaged in with Latin American countries since 1995 on investment issues. Previous conferences of this kind were held in Lima, Peru , in December 1998 and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic , in April 2000.

Over 50 participants, including high-level officials, from OECD and Latin American and Caribbean countries, representatives of CARICOM, other international organisations and the private sector attended the conference. As well as presentations on recent investment trends and policy developments, the conference presented case study experience from countries and investor companies.

Background and Objectives
Press release
List of participants
Recent Trends and Policy Development in the Caribbean: The Case of Jamaica ,
Patricia Francis, JAMPRO
Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean: Trends and Policy ,
Michael Mortimore, UN-ECLAC
Views of Investors: The Hotel Sector , George C. Spence, Occidental Hotels
Assessing the Investment Climate in Haiti: Policy Challenges , Martha N. Kelley, US Embassy, Haiti
Private sector presentation for the Netherlands Antilles , Sita Finessi, KPMG
Action Plan for the Caribbean Rim Investment Initiative
Concluding Remarks , Sally Shelton-Colby, OECD


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