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Investor Protection

​​​ The UAE has signed 58 agreements for the protection and promotion of investments with 25% of the countries in the world, including most of the UAE’s trading partners. These agreements aim to protect the UAE’s investments from non-commercial risks, facilitate the transfer of profits and revenues and organise conflict resolution.

Investment Protection Agreements aim to:

  • Protect UAE investments from non-commercial risks and those related to the transfer of profits and revenues in convertible currency.
  • Organise conflict resolution, if required
  • Establish investments within the state’s signatories to the agreement, and grant licenses to Emirati investors
  • Stipulate the rules and regulations to grant UAE investors with fair and immediate compensations in the case of expropriation of investments, as per the law, without discrimination. All compensations should be based on the market value of the investment
Serial NO. Country Date of Final Signing Date of Ratification
1Egypt5/11/19971/13/1999
2Algeria4/24/20018/17/2002
3Yemen2/13/20011/28/2004
4Tunisia4/15/19963/8/1997
5Morocco2/9/19994/3/2002
6Sudan2/18/20014/3/2002
7Syria11/26/19971/10/2001
8Lebanon5/17/19987/8/1999
9Pakistan11/5/199512/2/1997
10South Korea6/9/20026/15/2004
11Malaysia10/11/19918/30/1992
12China7/1/19939/28/1994
13Ukraine1/21/20039/18/2003
14Belarus3/27/20009/28/1994
15Romania4/11/19934/7/1996
16Turkmenistan6/9/19983/17/2006
17Tajikistan12/17/19953/27/2000
18Mongolia2/21/20011/15/2003
19Austria6/17/20016/17/2001
20Poland1/31/19932/8/1994
21Germany6/21/19974/3/1998
22Finland3/12/19964/5/1997
23Italy1/22/19954/29/1997
24Czech Republic11/23/19947/19/1995
25France9/9/19912/1/1993
26Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union3/8/200411/22/2007
27Sweden11/10/19996/5/2000
28Azerbaijan11/20/20067/17/2007
29Turkey9/28/20057/24/2011
30Britain (UK)8/12/199212/15/1993
31Switzerland11/3/19988/16/1999
32Uzbekistan10/26/20073/27/2011
33Vietnam2/16/20095/11/2010
34Jordan4/15/20092/19/2010
35Russia6/28/20108/19/2013
36Bangladesh1/17/20115/5/2013
37Estonia4/20/20113/21/2012
38Singapore6/24/20115/17/2012
39Guinea11/13/20117/22/2014
40Portugal11/19/20117/4/2012
41Montenegro3/26/20123/1/2013
42Serbia2/17/201312/25/2014
43Benin3/4/2013
44Netherlands11/26/2013
45India12/12/20138/30/2014
46Hellenic5/6/2014
47Kenya11/23/2014
48Kyrgyzstan12/7/2014
49Thailand2/23/2015
50Comoro Islands3/26/2015
51Andorra7/28/2015
52Mauritius9/20/2015
53Belize10/1/2015
54Albania10/15/2015
55Mauritania10/21/2015
56Senegal10/22/2015
57Nigeria1/18/2016
58Mexico1/19/2016

Negotiations and Achievements:

In 2016, the team is currently conducting negotiations with 15 countries to sign new double taxation avoidance agreements, and with five countries to sign agreements for the protection and promotion of investment.

In 2015, the team conducted negotiations with 21 countries, signing double taxation avoidance agreements, as well as signing protection and promotion of investment agreements with 17 countries.

In 2014, the team conducted negotiations with 18 countries, signing double taxation avoidance agreements and protection and promotion of investment agreements with 12 countries.


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