As released by the Australian Government
As released by the Goverrnment of India
As released by the Government of the Netherlands
Drafted by the Energy Charter Secretariat
As released by the Dutch Government
This surge in the ratification of “Intra-African” BITs is part of the Moroccan “South-South Partnership” strategy
Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
The Government of India has released and opened the new Draft Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Text for comment.
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.
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.