US, Mauritius Start Bilateral Investment Treaty Talks

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 12:52 PM EDT) -- The United States and Mauritius have agreed to work on a bilateral investment treaty aimed at strengthening investor protections and bolstering market-oriented economic reforms in Mauritius, the U.S. trade representative and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed Thursday.

The U.S. bilateral investment treaty program seeks to establish legally binding treaties to help protect investors and investments in BIT partner countries. Negotiators encourage countries to adopt market-oriented domestic policies that ensure transparency for investors and foster growth. The treaties are viewed by the U.S. as a way...
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