• United States Releases New Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
  • April 23, 2012
  • Law Firm: Covington Burling LLP - Washington Office
  • On April 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of State and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the 2012 U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”), the template document that likely will serve as the starting point for negotiating new BITs with countries such as China, India, and Russia. The new Model BIT replaces the version released in 2004.