IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please cite as: UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Mapping Project Page Project Description & Methodology Document IIA Navigator This IIAs database – the IIA Navigator – is managed by UNCTAD`s IIA Section. You can browse the IIAs concluded by a particular country or group of countries, view the recently concluded ais or use the extended contract search for demanding research tailored to your needs. Please cite as: UNCTAD, International Investment Agreements Navigator, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/ “Agreements such as the recent agreement between the United States and Mexico and Canada bring digital trade into the twenty-first century and should serve as a model for future trade agreements. Future trade agreements should ensure balance and reduce barriers to trade, so that the U.S. technology sector can continue to innovate, thrive, and expand into new markets abroad. UNCTAD`s work programme on international investment agreements (IIAs) actively supports policy makers, government officials and other IIA stakeholders in reforming IIAs to make them more conducive to sustainable development and inclusive growth. International investment regimes operate at the bilateral, regional, interregional and multilateral levels. Policymakers, negotiators, civil society and other stakeholders need to be well informed about foreign direct investment, international investment agreements (IIAs) and their impact on sustainable development.
Main objectives of UNCTAD`s IIA work programme • Reform of the international investment agreement (IIA) regime to improve its sustainable development dimension; • Comprehensive analysis of key issues arising from the complexity of the international investment regime • Development of a wide range of instruments to support the formulation of a more balanced international investment policy. The COMESA Common Investment Area (CCIA) agreement is a support instrument to help Member States harmonise good investment practices and promote private sector development. One of the main programmes envisaged is the fair treatment of comesa investors and citizens of all Member States. Washington — Following the USTR`s announcement in February that the United States would attempt to negotiate a trade deal with Kenya, the Industry informatics and industry association today provided USTR with comments that outline trade priorities for digital services in an agreement. International investment agreements (IIAs) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral investment agreements and (2) investment agreements. A bilateral investment agreement (BIT) is an agreement between two countries on the promotion and protection of investments made by investors of the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. .