Message to the Senate Transmitting the Rwanda-United States Treaty Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment

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					                                                                      Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Nov. 21                                                               1437

                                                                      [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register,                 to investment; freedom of investment from
                                                                      8:45 a.m., November 21, 2008]                                   specified performance requirements; prohi-
                                                                      NOTE: This proclamation was published in the                    bitions on nationality based restrictions for
                                                                      Federal Register on November 24.                                the hiring of senior managers; and the oppor-
                                                                                                                                      tunity for investors to resolve disputes with
                                                                                                                                      a host government through international ar-
                                                                      Message to the Senate Transmitting                              bitration. The Treaty also includes extensive
                                                                      the Rwanda-United States Treaty                                 transparency obligations with respect to na-
                                                                      Concerning the Encouragement and                                tional laws and regulations and commitments
                                                                      Reciprocal Protection of Investment                             to transparency in dispute settlement. The
                                                                      November 20, 2008                                               Parties also recognize that it is inappropriate
                                                                                                                                      to encourage investment by weakening or re-
                                                                      To the Senate of the United States:                             ducing the protections afforded in domestic
                                                                         I transmit herewith, with a view to receiv-                  environmental and labor laws.
                                                                      ing the advice and consent of the Senate to                        I recommend that the Senate give early
                                                                      ratification, the Treaty between the Govern-                    and favorable consideration to the Treaty and
                                                                      ment of the United States of America and                        give its advice and consent to ratification.
                                                                      the Government of the Republic of Rwanda                                                    George W. Bush
                                                                      Concerning the Encouragement and Recip-
                                                                      rocal Protection of Investment, signed at                       The White House,
                                                                      Kigali on February 19, 2008. I transmit also,                   November 20, 2008.
                                                                      for the information of the Senate, the report
                                                                      prepared by the Department of State with
                                                                      respect to the Treaty.                                          Memorandum on the Proposed
                                                                         This is the first bilateral investment treaty                Agreement for Cooperation Between
                                                                      (BIT) concluded between the United States                       the Government of the United States
                                                               
				
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Description: The Treaty is fully consistent with U.S. policy to secure protections for U.S. investment abroad and to welcome foreign investment in the United States. Under this Treaty, the Parties agree to accord national treatment and most-favored-nation treatment to investments. They also agree to customary international law standards for expropriation and for the minimum standard of treatment.
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