This book analyzes the investment chapter of a new Canada-EU trade agreement to help readers better understand this mega-regional agreement, which also includes the protection of foreign investment. In recent years, some countries have focused on negotiating agreements described as “complete” or “ambitious”. The name given to the expected agreement may reflect the broadness of the agreement, such as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated by Canada and the EU. The agreement, which both parties intend to conclude in 2012, would include provisions for the exchange of goods and services. CETA`s negotiating agenda is not only about trade liberalization, but also about other forms of economic integration between the parties, such as mutual recognition of professional qualifications, regulatory cooperation, agreements on health and plant health measures, reduction of barriers to labour mobility and sustainable development provisions.27 Key concepts – The mapping structure presented in the “Selected Contractual Elements” tab is a “table of materials” that contains all elements of the treaty. It corresponds to the typical structure of an AI. – The elements of the illustrated contract are elements of an investment contract mapped as part of the IIA mapping project. The number of contract elements represented exceeds 100. Each associated item has a set of pre-defined assignment options from which you can choose. – Mapping options indicate the approach of the contract for the corresponding element of the contract. Mapping options may be “yes/no” or specify the approach to the contract (for example. B the type of fair and equitable treatment clause (FET) – qualified/unqualified/unqualified/none, etc.).
Each element of the contract includes the “Inconclusive” and “Not applicable” options. In May 2018, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published its new draft Bilateral Investment Agreement (ILO) in the hope of fostering a change in the mentality of existing and future Dutch bits. Will this revised model achieve this goal or will it fall short of the promised political reset? In recent years, the value of Canada`s global trade in goods and services has increased significantly, as have Canadian direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in Canada.