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  • Topic: Investment Arbitration
  • Jurisdiction: India

India and Bangladesh to issue joint interpretative note on bilateral investment treaty

05 September 2017 Ula Cartwright-Finch; Matthew Weiniger, Asia-Pacific; India


A recent press announcement by the Government of India indicates that India and Bangladesh have recently agreed to issue a joint interpretative note in respect of the India Bangladesh Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, 2009 (“India-Bangladesh BIT”) (the “Note”). According to the announcement, the Note would clarify the interpretations of various clauses in the treaty including the definitions of investor and investment, exclusion of taxation measures and other substantive standards such as most favoured nation, national treatment and fair and equitable treatment. The exact terms of the Note have not been released yet by either India or Bangladesh.

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