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Trade & Investment Framework Agreements

Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) provide strategic frameworks and principles for dialogue on trade and investment issues between the United States and the other parties to the TIFA.

Although the names of Framework Agreements may vary, e.g., the Trade, Investment, and Development Agreement (TIDCA) with the South African Customs Union, or the United States-Icelandic Forum, these agreements all serve as a forum for the United States and other governments to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest with the objective of improving cooperation and enhancing opportunities for trade and investment.

The United States and our TIFA partners consult on a wide range of issues related to trade and investment. Topics for consultation and possible further cooperation include market access issues, labor, the environment, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and, in appropriate cases, capacity building.

TIFA Councils normally meet at least once a year at senior levels of government.

The United States has TIFAs with countries at different levels of development and trade and investment interests.

Below are TIFA Agreements, sorted by region.

Africa

U.S. - Angola TIFA (English)

U.S. - Angola TIFA (Portuguese)

U.S. - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) TIFA

U.S. - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) TIFA (French)

U.S. - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) TIFA (Portuguese)

U.S. East African Community TIFA

U.S.-Ghana TIFA

U.S.-Liberia TIFA

U.S.-Mauritius TIFA

U.S.-Mozambique TIFA

U.S.-Nigeria TIFA

U.S. - Rwanda TIFA

U.S.-South Africa TIFA

U.S. - West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) TIFA

U.S. - West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) TIFA (French)

Americas

U.S. - Caricom TIFA

U.S.-Uruguay TIFA

U.S.-Uruguay TIFA Protocol on Trade and Environment

U.S.-Uruguay TIFA Protocol on Trade Facilitation

Europe and the Middle East

U.S.-Algeria TIFA

U.S.-Bahrain TIFA

U.S.-Bahrain TIFA (Arabic)

U.S. - Egypt TIFA

U.S.-GCC Framework Agreement for Trade, Economic, Investment and Technical Cooperation (English)

U.S.-GCC Framework Agreement for Trade, Economic, Investment and Technical Cooperation (Arabic)

U.S. - Georgia TIFA (English)

U.S. - Georgia TIFA (Georgian)

U.S. - Iceland TICF

U.S.-Iraq TIFA (Arabic)

U.S.-Kuwait TIFA

U.S.-Lebanon TIFA (Arabic)

U.S.-Lebanon TIFA (English)

U.S.-Libya TIFA (English)

U.S.-Libya TIFA (Arabic)

U.S. - Oman TIFA

U.S.-Qatar TIFA

U.S.-Qatar TIFA (Arabic)

U.S.-Saudi Arabia TIFA

U.S.-Saudi Arabia TIFA (Arabic)

U.S. - Switzerland TICF

U.S.-Tunisia TIFA

U.S.-Turkey TIFA (English)

U.S.-Turkey TIFA

U.S.-Ukraine TICA

U.S.-Ukraine TICA (Ukrainian)

U.S.-United Arab Emirates TIFA

U.S.-United Arab Emirates TIFA (Arabic)

U.S.-Yemen TIFA

U.S.-Yemen TIFA (Arabic)

South and Central Asia

U.S.-Afghanistan TIFA

U.S. - Central Asian TIFA (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) 

U.S.-Maldives TIFA

U.S.-Nepal TIFA

U.S.-Pakistan TIFA

U.S. - Sri Lanka TIFA

Southeast Asia and the Pacific

U.S.-ASEAN TIFA

U.S.-Brunei TIFA

U.S.-Burma TIFA (English)

U.S.-Cambodia TIFA

U.S.-Indonesia TIFA

U.S. - Malaysia TIFA

U.S. - New Zealand TIFA

U.S. - Philippines TIFA

U.S.-Thailand TIFA

U.S.-Vietnam TIFA