Canada-Qatar Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) negotiations

Background

Canada and Qatar began negotiations towards a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) in 2018. To date one round of negotiation has taken place in March 2018.

A bilateral FIPA provides greater predictability and certainty for Canadian investors considering investment opportunities abroad. Canada’s objective in entering these negotiations is to secure a comprehensive, high-quality agreement which will protect investors through the establishment of a framework of legally binding rights and obligations. These modern treaties carefully balance the interests of all stakeholders in Canada.

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Contact point

If you have any questions, please contact Global Affairs Canada at:

Investment Trade Policy Division (TMV)
Global Affairs Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-0679
E-mail: FIPAconsultationsAPIE@international.gc.ca

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