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


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. The Agreement was signed by Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, and Burkina Faso’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts, Hippolyte Dah, on April 20, 2015, in Ottawa.

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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