ABSTRACT

U.S. International Investment Agreements (IIAs) [Updated April 1, 2022]   [open pdf - 561KB]

From the Document: "The United States, a major source and recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), historically has sought to promote U.S. FDI and protect U.S. investors through the negotiation and enforcement of international investment agreements (IIAs). Taking the form of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and investment chapters in free trade agreements (FTAs), IIAs aim to reduce FDI restrictions, ensure nondiscriminatory treatment of investors and investment, and balance investment protections and other policy interests through binding, reciprocal obligations. While some World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements address investment issues in a limited manner, IIAs have been key tools to govern bilateral and regional investment ties."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10052
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Date:
2022-04-01
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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