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Taiwan still pushing for EU investment deal: MOFA
The foreign ministry said that most EU countries are supportive of an agreement with Taiwan.
Netherlands model investment agreement (Oct 2018)
As released by the Government of the Netherlands
Taiwan, India working to renew investment pact
The Indian Union Cabinet has approved the draft of an updated bilateral investment protection agreement with Taiwan that is expected to be signed by the end of the year.
EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements (Aug 2018)
As published by the European Commission
How to make investment agreements more progressive: stop signing them
Unverified rumours circulated in early 2018 that Canada was willing to abandon NAFTA’s provisions entitling foreign investors to sue for damages under what is called investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS.
Termination of bilateral investment treaties: Alternatives for Least Developed Countries
The goal of this study is to outline the choices LDCs have at their disposal for terminating their BITs and the legal questions arising from termination.
We don’t need trade pact to draw investors, says Santiago
An MP has dismissed a trade advocacy group’s claim that Malaysia will lose out to Vietnam if it does not ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
New briefing note – agricultural investments under international investment law
The number of known investment treaty claims concerning agricultural investments has grown rapidly in recent years. This new briefing note from IIED, IISD and CCSI helps policy makers navigate the challenges.
Singapore, Indonesia ink pact to offer protection, global arbitration access to investors
Singapore and Indonesia signed an agreement to promote and protect investments, with the treaty promising Singapore companies operating in Indonesia protection and access to international arbitration in the event of investment disputes.
Tanzania ends investment treaty with Netherlands
Tanzania has terminated its Bilateral Investment Agreement with the Netherlands that East African and Dutch civil society had said was biased against the country.
Review Tanzania, The Netherlands investment agreement, CSO says
Tanzania is urged to review the 15 years Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the Kingdom of Netherlands expires in April 2019 before it reckons itself for another 10 years.
Rethinking international investment governance: Principles for the 21st century
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment is hosting a two-day conference on rethinking international investment governance, which seeks to elaborate principles for a progressive investment agenda.
Georgia ready to start free trade talks with Japan
Georgia is ready to start negotiations with Japan on a free trade agreement. Foreign Ministers discussed the ongoing negotiations of bilateral investment agreement.
The 2018 draft Dutch model BIT: A critical assessment
The revised Dutch model BIT seems a missed opportunity to achieve a better balance between the rights and obligations of foreign investors.
Making the right to regulate in investment law and policy work for development: Reflections from the South African and Brazilian experiences
Despite challenges, the experiences of South Africa and Brazil demonstrate that there is room for genuine reimagination of the investment regime, where the interests of investors are matched with the development concerns of host countries.
Costs and benefits of investment treaties
As states look back over decades of treaty practice, the expected benefits have not clearly materialized, whereas the costs have been unexpectedly high.
Conflicts between Latin American countries and transnational corporations: The challenges of the region in the face of asymmetrical investment treaties
Facing multimillion dollar claims, many Latin American states have become critical of investment arbitration. A group of researchers building a database of legal and policy tools aims to change this.
India’s model bilateral investment treaty: Are we too risk averse?
India’s Model BIT is "pro-state with limited rights to foreign investors" according to the US thinktank Brookings
China-EU investment, trade cooperation can provide new paradigm for world
China and the EU are moving fast toward completing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), given the two sides’ desire to increase their investment in each other’s markets.