Insurers, Others Weigh In On US Model BIT Reform

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A range of interest groups has weighed in as the U.S. prepares to update its model bilateral investment treaty for the first time since 2004, including insurance industry representatives urging the government to use the document to push foreign countries to liberalize their own insurance markets.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State heard from more than a dozen groups and individuals Wednesday at a public meeting on the Obama administration's plans to revise the country's bilateral investment treaty template,...
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