Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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This paper presents the perspective of the author, a trade and investment policy official, on the most significant aspects of the United States policy toward foreign direct investment. The summary in this section is presented to give the author's policy viewpoint in order to assist the reader in evaluating the paper's arguments... United States policy, at both the federal and local levels, reflects a strong positive attitude concerning the general benefits of inward foreign direct investment. While foreign ownership of United States assets is restricted in certain sectors, the general United States approach is one of "national treatment"--i.e., foreign investors are treated as favorably as domestic investors with respect to the application of United States laws and regulations.