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Canada Ratifies the ICSID Convention

Canada has ratified the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention).  Canada’s ratification of the ICSID Convention will enter into force on December 1, 2013, nearly seven years after Canada initially signed the Convention. Canada’s ratification should enhance the rights of investors under Canada’s many investment agreements.  These include the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada’s 24 Foreign Investment and Promotion Agreements, and the recently-completed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.  Canada also is participating in the negotiation of the