Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution

(asked on 8th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for International Trade:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many cases have been taken against the UK under investor-state dispute settlement provisions and what the outcome was of those cases.


Answered by
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
This question was answered on 12th June 2020

The United Kingdom has never had an investor-state dispute settlement case against her that proceeded to arbitration.

The United Kingdom has more than 90 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in force with countries across the world. HM Government has made clear that our investment policy will continue to protect the United Kingdom’s right to regulate in the public interest.

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