The Declaration promotes equally favourable treatment for foreign and domestic investors by the host government and promotes a set of voluntary standards of appropriate business conduct for multinational enterprises.
Since gaining independence in 1991, Slovenia has managed a dual transition from a socialist to an open-market system of government and from a regional to a national economy.
It has an open and generally non-discriminatory regime for foreign direct investment (FDI) with a current FDI stock estimated at US$33 billion.
Slovenia is also becoming a significant investor in its own right in the southeast Europe region. A new OECD review of Slovenia’s FDI policies stresses the importance of pursuing liberalisation and recommends further progress in reducing administrative barriers.
Slovenia will be the sixth non-OECD country to adhere to the declaration after Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Estonia and Lithuania.
• Investment Policy Reviews: Slovenia, OECD, 2001.
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