Bilateral and multilateral investment agreements (FOI)
Bilateral and multilateral investment agreements (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 January 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
I am writing to enquire about any bilateral or multilateral investment treaties / agreements that Jersey is a party to or that Jersey might be a party to in the near future. I have already checked the Jersey Legal Information Board and only identified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID) but the website states that the information provided at www.jerseylaw.je is not yet complete and that it is a work in progress.
Therefore, I would greatly appreciate if you could provide me with a complete list of such agreements. I am especially interested in all bilateral / multilateral investment treaties whose parties are Jersey and Poland.
Bilateral investment treaties that Jersey is a party to:
Bilateral investment treaties that Jersey is seeking to be a party to in the near future:
Multilateral investment treaties that Jersey is a party to:
Note: The requester referenced the need to progress the publication of Jersey’s treaty information online. This is an active and ongoing project. The majority of the multilateral treaties to which Jersey is signed up should be published on gov.je by the start of March 2021.
Note: Jersey is not party to a bilateral investment agreement with Poland. Furthermore, EU member states cannot agree bilateral investment agreements. This is delegated to the EU Commission. We do have a partial Double Taxation Agreement with Poland.
Please see the following link:
Partial double taxation agreements with other countries
Note: Jersey has a regular cycle of engagement with the UK on trade policy, including on investment. We are looking at all the UK current priorities to determine whether Jersey should seek extension of UK Future Trade Agreements (FTAs), also known as Trade Cooperation Agreements (TCAs). The UK-Japan agreement is already extended to Jersey for goods, but we will look at the services elements in the first quarter of 2021 to see if they can be extended. Others not yet agreed by the UK but which are considered a priority are the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).