The ILO provides for the immediate portability of investment-related funds in a host country and using a market exchange rate. If a bilateral investment contract between the United States and another country is in effect, any U.S. company or domestic company that invests or wishes to invest in that country can benefit from this contract. A unique feature of the U.S. ILO is that investor protection is provided from the pre-investment phase to the duration of the investment. BITs limit the imposition of performance requirements, such as. B local content objectives or export quotas, as a precondition for the establishment, acquisition, extension, management, behaviour or operation of an investment. Promote the adoption of a domestic market-based policy that treats private investment in an open, transparent and non-discriminatory manner; and the IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of II A. Individual contracts are mapped by law students from participating universities under the supervision of their professors and under the general direction and coordination of UNCTAD. The mapping results contained in the IIA Mapping Project database have a purely informative purpose. Compliance with the provisions of the treaty is not exhaustive, has no official or legal status, does not affect the rights and obligations of the parties, and is not intended to permit a mandatory or formal interpretation of the law. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the classification data.
If there is any doubt as to the accuracy of the mapping results, users are invited to contact us via the online contact form. Bilateral U.S. investment contracts give investors or their subsidiaries the right to submit an investment dispute with the government of the other contracting party to binding international arbitration. The investor can seek settlement in local courts, but as soon as a dispute is resolved in local courts, international arbitration can no longer be used as a method of resolving this dispute. The investor may not be obliged to use the country`s national courts or obtain the approval of the contracting government to submit the dispute to arbitration. The ILO model also provides for government consultations and, where appropriate, a binding arbitration procedure as a means of resolving a dispute over a different interpretation or application of a bilateral investment contract. This database can be browsed by the signatory states, especially the contracts and the year of signature. It also indicates when the contracts came into force and whether they relate to the ICSID agreement or the conciliation and conciliation of the additional facility. The data are not exhaustive and are based on information provided by governments or found on websites close to the government. ICSID does everything in its power to ensure the completeness of the information contained in this database, but cannot guarantee its accuracy. The full text of most of these contracts, as provided to ICSID by the signatory states, is in the collection of several volumes of the ICSID, Investment Treaty Series.
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