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BITs (texts of)


India draft model BIT (2015)
Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
Draft Indian model Bilateral Investment Treaty text
The Government of India has released and opened the new Draft Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Text for comment.
Japan-Iraq BIT (2012)
Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013)
Canada targets South Africa as priority market in Africa
Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast said he will continue to lobby South African leaders about the benefits of bilateral investment treaties, despite their rejection of the idea. Canada signed a BIT with Burkina Faso this month and Fast announced this week that Madagascar is moving toward a similar deal with Canada.
SADC moving forward on model bilateral investment treaty template
Investment policy makers and investment treaty negotiators from the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) convened in Pretoria, South Africa recently to engage in clause by clause in-depth discussions of the draft SADC Model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Template and Commentary.
Japan-China-Korea Trilateral Investment Agreement (2012)
US trade policies limit 52 governments’ use of capital controls to fight financial crisis
As the global economy descends further into crisis, a new report finds that U.S. trade and investment agreements with 52 countries have removed one tool that has proved effective in past crises: capital controls.
US-Rwanda BIT (2008)