With multilateral negotiations within the World Trade Organization (WTO) stalled, more and more bilateral trade agreements are being negotiated. In Norway, multilateral negotiations are the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the Ministry of Trade and Industry is responsible for bilateral agreements. Most of these agreements are concluded through the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), so most of the existing agreements apply equally to Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The explicit mandate of the EFTA Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is to ensure access to international markets and to facilitate trade with partner countries. However, the Norwegian government has also stated that it is legitimate to put Norwegian interests first, but that it is also committed to ensuring that Norwegian policy (and not just development policy) benefits people in poor countries and makes it easier for them to address global challenges. There are two important and beneficial trade agreements regarding trade in Nigeria: the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS). Look at the details of these trade deals and see why it makes importing from Nigeria even more interesting! UNCTAD`s work programme on international investment agreements (IIAs) actively assists policy makers, government officials and other IIA stakeholders in reforming IIAs to make them more conducive to sustainable development and inclusive growth. International investment regimes operate at the bilateral, regional, interregional and multilateral levels. Policymakers, negotiators, civil society and other stakeholders need to be well informed about foreign direct investment, international investment agreements (IIAs) and their impact on sustainable development. Main objectives of UNCTAD`s IIA work programme • Reform of the international investment agreement (IIA) regime to improve its sustainable development dimension; • Comprehensive analysis of key issues arising from the complexity of the international investment regime • Development of a wide range of instruments to support the formulation of a more balanced international investment policy.
Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. Contains websites and other resources for U.S. companies to get more information on how to use these agreements. IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please cite as: UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping More information: Mapping Project Page Project Description & Methodology Document In 2000, Nigeria and the United States signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). . .