Research and analysis

Analytical framework for assessing costs and benefits of investment protection treaties

Assess the impact of investment protection treaties also known as bilateral investment treaties.


This report considers the opportunities and challenges for the UK, both for its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and through the new generation of European investment treaties. This framework is intended to help make policy choices when assessing the implications of a particular investment treaty. It has been used in producing the reports on proposed EU-China and EU-US agreements.