The first APEC/OECD co-operative initiative on international investment in the Seminar "Current FDI Trends and Investment Agreements: Challenges and Opportunities" has concluded in Pucón, Chile.

Organized by the APEC Investment Experts' Group, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Chile Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sponsored by the Governments of Canada and Japan, the seminar took place on the 25th and 26th of May.

The seminar brought together a diverse range of APEC and OECD Investment delegates, private sector representatives, governmental officials, international investment negotiators, international organizations and arbitrators.

Mr. Vernon MacKay, the Senior Trade Policy Advisor from the Investment Trade Policy Division of the Canadian Government and a presenter at the seminar, spoke with Julio Bravo from the APEC Secretariat after the meeting.