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Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Abstract

Governments often impose trade related investment measures (TRIMs) on foreign investors in local manufacturing ventures. These controls are designed to benefit the host country, often to the detriment of the foreign company's home country. This Article initially describes the problems associated with the use of TRIMs. It then discusses various international solutions being considered to curtail the use of TRIMs. Finally, the authors analyze current and proposed measures to strengthen GATT coverage of TRIMs. The authors conclude with a study of the effect of new international TRIM measures on socialist countries.

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