Canada-Serbia Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Negotiations
Canada and Serbia held a first round of Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) negotiations in Belgrade in March 2013. Minister Fast announced the conclusion of negotiations in September 2013. The Agreement was signed on September 1, 2014 by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Rasim Ljajić.
A bilateral FIPA will provide greater predictability and certainty for Canadian investors considering investment opportunities in Serbia, and will underscore Serbia's reliability as an investment destination. Canada’s objective in entering these negotiations is to secure a comprehensive, high-quality agreement that will protect investors through the establishment of a framework of legally-binding rights and obligations.
Serbia offers significant investment opportunities for Canadian investors, specifically in mining, energy, agriculture, and transportation infrastructure.
- Serbia Fact Sheet
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Serbia
- Export and Development Canada - Country Info: Serbia
- News release: Harper Government Concludes Investment Agreeement with Serbia
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
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