Task Force Report Urges Changes To US Model BIT

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Charged with taking a fresh look at the U.S. model bilateral investment treaty, a U.S. Department of State task force has prepared a broad overview of conflicting views on provisions in the current model BIT, recommending cautious changes while avoiding a protectionist stance.

The State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy met Wednesday to consider a report from its investment subcommittee containing several different perspectives on how to improve the U.S. model BIT, which serves as the basis for negotiations and investment treaties between the...
To view the full article, register now.