Office of the United States Trade Representative
Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty
The United States and Uruguay announced their intention to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Treaty on November 18, 2003, at the conclusion of the Free Trade Area of the Americas Ministerial in Miami, Florida.  The decision to negotiate this agreement sprang from the work of the United States-Uruguay Joint Commission on Trade and Investment. The Joint Commission was established following President Jorge Batlle's February 2002 visit to the White House. Since April 2002, the Commission has pursued an ambitious work plan designed to strengthen the U.S. - Uruguay trade relationship.  This BIT was concluded on September 7, 2004 in Washington, DC.
The United States recently completed a rewrite of the model text it has used in BIT negotiations over the past two decades and the U.S.-Uruguay BIT was the first to be based on this new U.S. model text.  The new model text includes provisions developed by the Administration to address the investment negotiating objectives in the Trade Promotion Act of 2002.  The new model BIT text is substantively similar to the investment chapters of the free trade agreements the United States has concluded during the past two years.
United States, Uruguay Sign Bilateral Investment Treaty
United States - Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty
Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty Annex I
Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty Annex II
Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty Annex III

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