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Investment Treaties (BIT)

This section covers the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the United States and Sub-Saharan African countries. BITs are agreements concluded between two States which define the broad terms and conditions under which private individuals and companies invest in each others territories. The United States has to date concluded a number of BITs with various countries, including African countries. The stated basic aims of this BIT program includes the following key objectives: