The First Major Multinational Agreement
As Côte d`Ivoire`s economy slowly recovers from a long crisis, it is essential to build a bright future for the younger generation. The growing number of multinational companies operating in the country is a promising but largely untapped source for job creation in the country. Until now, the jobs held were mainly held by foreigners, due to the limited number of skilled workers available locally. The ILO is helping the government, employers and workers` organisations cope by involving SMEs in this national priority. AMI supporters (such as the United States, Canada and several EU member states) continue to promote investment provisions that are similar to regional trade agreements, bilateral investment agreements, bilateral free trade agreements and discussions within the Global Trade Organization, which will be incorporated into the General Agreement on Trade in Services. Before the end of 1998, British Trade Minister Brian Wilson announced that investment negotiations could be transferred to the WTO. The problem of moral and legal constraints on the behaviour of multinationals, which are indeed “stateless” actors, is one of the many pressing global socio-economic problems that arose at the end of the 20th century.  “multinationals” (MNE) is the term used by international economists and defined in a similar way to the multinational (MNC) as a company controlling and managing production sites known as factories in at least two countries.  The multinational (MNE) will make foreign direct investments, as it invests in direct investments in host country`s participation facilities and management management, in order to avoid certain transaction costs.  According to AMI supporter Sergio Marchi, who was Canada`s then Minister of International Trade, one of the main objectives of the agreement was to eliminate the “patchwork” of investment rules in the more than 1,300 bilateral investment agreements of the time. Contrary to much criticism, he argued that the MAI would help prevent a “race to the bottom” that would undermine the high standards of Canadian regulation.
 Specifically, the agreement: the number of bilateral investment agreements increased rapidly in the 1990s. to the extent that countries and investors sought to further regulate security, security and mobility of their investments, after it became clear that the Uruguay Round Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS), the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (ADPIC) and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) only took into account some of the investment-related concerns and controls governments on the regulation of multinational companies.  In addition to these instruments, the World Bank adopted guidelines in 1992 for the treatment of foreign direct investment.  In 1994, the Energy Charter Treaty set an example of a multilateral investment agreement, but limited to the energy sector. The first WTO project was the Doha Round of Trade Agreements in 2001. It was a multilateral trade agreement among all WTO members. Developing countries would allow imports of financial services, particularly banks. This should modernize their markets.