Trattato investimenti bilaterali tra UE e Myanmar

On 12 February 2015, the governments of the EU and Myanmar concluded the first round of negotiations for a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). In general, foreign direct investment (FDI) can play a positive role by creating decent jobs, improving productivity, investing in skills and technology transfer, supporting economic diversification and the development of local firms. However, FDI can also undermine decent work, sustainability, distribution and general well-being - especially where host states are unable or unwilling to enact or enforce appropriate laws and policies. Although new EU investment is likely to create needed new employment opportunities for workers in Myanmar, there is no guarantee that the quality of that employment will be positive unless additional measures are taken. The impact of FDI on the environment and on human rights moregenerally also remains in doubt.