Canada-Burkina Faso Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Negotiations

Background

Canada and Burkina Faso held exploratory discussions for Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) negotiations in October 2011 in Burkina Faso. Negotiations formally commenced in August 2012 and were successfully brought to a conclusion in May 2014. Canada and Burkina Faso are now undertaking a legal review prior to the signature and entry into force of the Agreement.

A bilateral FIPA will provide greater predictability and certainty for Canadian investors considering investment opportunities in Burkina Faso. Canada’s objective in entering these negotiations was to secure a comprehensive, high-quality agreement which will protect investors through the establishment of a framework of legally binding rights and obligations.

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Contact Point

If you have questions or comments, please contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada at:

Investment Trade Policy Division (TNI)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-0679
E-mail: consultations@international.gc.ca