The Pending EU – Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement: Risks & Opportunities

In March 2014, the European Union (EU) and Myanmar began negotiating a bilateral investment protection agreement (IPA). An EU-Myanmar IPA would offer EU investors key guarantees in their relationship, and create a level playing field with investors from countries that already have such an agreement. For Myanmar, creating legal certainty and predictability for companies may help to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to underpin the country’s
development. However, such a treaty could also come with risks for Myanmar.

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