International investment agreements (AI) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral investment agreements and (2) investment contracts. A bilateral investment agreement (ILO) is an agreement between two countries to promote and protect investments made by investors from the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. The vast majority of IDu are bits. The category of contracts with investment rules (TIPs) includes different types of investment contracts that are not BITs. There are three main types of TIPs: 1) global economic contracts that contain commitments that are often included in ILOs (. B, for example, a free trade agreement with an investment chapter); 2. contracts with limited investment provisions (for example. B, investment creation or free transfer of investment-related funds; and 3) contracts that contain only “framework clauses,” such as. B on investment cooperation and/or a mandate for future investment negotiations. In addition to IDAMIT, there is also an open category of investment-related instruments (IRIs). It includes various binding and non-binding instruments, such as model agreements and draft instruments, multilateral conventions on dispute settlement and arbitration rules, documents adopted by international organisations and others.

IIA Navigator This IIAs database – the IIA Navigator – is managed by the IIA section of UNCTAD. You can browse THE IIAs that are completed by a given country or group of countries, view the recently concluded IIAs, or use advanced research for sophisticated research tailored to your needs. Please note: UNCTAD, International Investment Agreements Navigator, available from investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/ The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is a draft free trade agreement between the East and South African Common Market (COMESA), the South African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC). The free movement of people, coupled with the removal of barriers to trade between countries in the region, is essential for economic integration and closer relations between Member States. The bilateral agreement between Mozambique and Zimbabwe allows duty-free trade of all goods manufactured or manufactured in both countries, provided they meet local content requirements set out in the pact and do not appear on the “negative list”. The trade agreement must benefit not only the citizens of both countries, but also the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a whole, as it complements regional efforts to ease trade restrictions at the cross-border level.