International investment agreements (AI) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral investment agreements and (2) investment contracts. A bilateral investment agreement (ILO) is an agreement between two countries to promote and protect investments made by investors from the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. The vast majority of IDu are bits. The category of contracts with investment rules (TIPs) includes different types of investment contracts that are not BITs. There are three main types of TIPs: 1) global economic contracts that contain commitments that are often included in ILOs (. B, for example, a free trade agreement with an investment chapter); 2. contracts with limited investment provisions (for example. B, investment creation or free transfer of investment-related funds; and 3) contracts that contain only “framework clauses,” such as. B on investment cooperation and/or a mandate for future investment negotiations. In addition to IDAMIT, there is also an open category of investment-related instruments (IRIs). It includes various binding and non-binding instruments, such as model agreements and draft instruments, multilateral conventions on dispute settlement and arbitration rules, documents adopted by international organisations and others. Guyana, a Member State of the Caribbean on the South American continent, has a population of about 800,000.
With a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 3% in 2015, the country is considered a low-income country that relies heavily on sugar and rice for export-oriented exports. Other non-traditional exports, such as fishing and agricultural products, are becoming increasingly important. Gold and bauxite mines also contribute significantly to the domestic economy, although both products are affected by falling world market prices. Current imports exceed exports, resulting in a trade deficit in the country. Describes the trade agreements in which this country is involved. Includes resources in which U.S. companies can obtain information on how they can use these agreements. EPAs generally aim to create a free trade area between the EU and the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states. The EU-CARIFORUM EPA is a bilateral agreement between the Cariforum countries and the EU – its aim is to contribute to regional integration through economic cooperation, promote integration in the global economy, improve trade capacity in Caribbean countries and support the private sector. This last point is of particular importance, given the high and increasing cost of activities in Guyana. Edmund Kalekyezi, Regional Trade Advisor, has been supporting The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guyana since 2006 in the development of trade.