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16 Cornell Int'l L.J. 305 (1983)
The United States-Egypt Bilateral Investment Treaty: A Prototype for Future Negotiation

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Volume 16                  Summer 1983                   Number 2

Joseph E. Pattson *
On September 29, 1982, the United States signed bilateral
investment treaties (BITs) with the Arab Republic of Egypt' and the
Republic of Panama.2 These treaties represent a major deviation
from past United States trade policy. Traditionally, the United
* Partner, O'Connor & Hannan, Washington, D.C.; B.A. 1973, Indiana University
and Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities; J.D. 1977, Boston University.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of Mr. Pattison's clients or
his law firm.
1. Treaty Concerning the Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of
Investments, Sept. 29, 1982, United States-Egypt, reprinted in 21 I.L.M. 927 [hereinafter
cited as United States-Egypt BIT]. To date, neither the Egyptian Parliament nor the
United States Senate has ratified the treaty.
2. Treaty Concerning the Treatment and Protection of Investment, Oct. 27, 1982,
United States-Panama, reprinted in 21 I.L.M. 1227 [hereinafter cited as United States-
Panama BIT]. The Panamanian Legislature has ratified the treaty. Telephone Interview
with Bruce Wilson, Office of the Trade Representative (Dec. 29, 1983) (confirming
ratification) [hereinafter cited as Wilson Telephone Interview]. The United States
Senate, however, still has not taken any action on the BIT.

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