Provides background on the U.S. bilateral investment treaty (BIT) program, which promotes and regulates foreign direct investment flows by establishing a contract of mutual protection for the foreign investments of each country in the other country. Examines the international proliferation of such agreements, and highlights issues of Congressional interest, including impact of BITs on U.S. direct investment abroad and whether U.S. BITs promote economic reform in partner countries.
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