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ASEAN Bilateral Investment Agreements
By: Dr. Lawan Thanadsillapakul

Table 1
Bilateral Investment Agreement concluded by ASEAN countries

Cambodia (2)
Parties............... Signature ............... Entry into Force

Malaysia ............... Aug. 17, 1994
Thailand ............... Mar . 29, 1995

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Indonesia (24)
Parties ....................... Signature ............... Entry into Force
Australia .................. Nov. 17, 1992 ............... July 29,1993
Belgium Luxembourg .Jan. 15, 1970 ............... June 17,1972
China ....................... Nov. 18, 1994
Denmark .................. Jan. 30, 1988............... July 2,1968
Egypt.........................Jan. 19, 1994
France...................... June 14, 1973 ..............Apr. 29,1975
Germany ...................Nov. 8, 1968 ................Apr. 19,1971
Hungary.................... May 20, 1992 ..............Feb. 13,1996

Italy ...........................Apr. 5, 1991 ............... June 24,1995
Korea, Republic of ......Feb. 16, 1991............... Mar. 10,1994
Kyrgyz Republic .........July 18, 1995
Laos PDR...................Oct. 18. 1994
Malaysia.................... Jan. 22, 1994
Netherlands................ Apr. 6, 1994 ...............July 1,1995
Norway...................... Nov. 26, 1991............. Oct. 1,1994
Poland....................... Oct. 6, 1992 ...............July 1,1993
Singapore ..................Aug. 28, 1990............. Aug. 28,1990
Slovak Republic ..........July 12, 1994.............. Mar. 1,1995
Spain.......................... May 30, 1995
Sweden...................... Sep. 17, 1992............ Feb. 18,1993
Switzerland .................Feb. 6, 1974 ..............Apr. 9,1976
Tunisia........................ May 13, 1992
United Kingdom............ Apr. 27, 1976 ...........Mar. 24,1977
Vietnam .......................Oct. 25, 1991

Lao People's Democratic Republic (10)
Parties ;Signature; Entry intoForce
Australia Apr. 6, 1994 Apr. 8,1995
China Jan. 31, 1993 June 1,1993
France Dec. 12, 1989 Mar. 8,1991
Germany Aug. 9, 1996
Indonesia Oct. 18, 1994
Korea, Republic of May 15, 1996
Malaysia Dec. 8, 1992
Mongolia Mar. 3, 1994
Thadand Aug. 22, 1990
United Kingdom June 1, 1995 June 1,1995

Malaysia (42)
Parties Signature Entry into Force
Albania Jan. 24, 1994
Argentina Sep. 6, 1994
Austria Apr. 12, 1985 Jan. 1,1967
Bangladesh Oct. 12, 1994
Belgium Luxembourg Nov. 22, 1979 Feb. 8,1982
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dec. 16, 1994
Cambodia Aug. 17, 1994
Chile Nov. 11, 1992

ASLAN Bilateral Investment Agreements

China Nov. 21, 1988 Mar. 31,1990
Croatia Dec. 16, 1994
Denmark Jan. 6, 1992 Sep. 18,1992
Finland Apr. 15, 1985 Jan. 3,1988
France Apr. 24, 1975 Sep. 1,1976
Germany Dec. 22, 1960 July 6,1963
Hungary Feb. 19, 1993 July 8,1995
India Aug. 3, 1995
Indonesia Jan. 22, 1994
Italy Jan. 4, 1988 Oct. 25,1990
Jordan Oct. 2, 1994
Korea, Republic of Apr. 11, 1988 Mar. 31,1989
Kuwait Nov. 21, 1987
Kyrgyz Republic July 20, 1995
Laos Peoples Democratic Republic Dec. 8, 1992
Mongolia July 27, 1995 Jan. 14,1996
Namibia Aug. 12, 1994
Netherlands June 15, 1971 Sep. 13,1972
Norway Nov. 6, 1984 Jan. 7,1986
Pakistan July 7, 1995
Papua New Guinea Oct. 27, 1992
Peru Dec. 13, 1995
Poland Apr. 21, 1993 Mar. 23,1994
Romania Nov. 26, 1982 July 20,1984
Spain Apr. 4, 1995 Feb. 16,1996
Sri Lanka Apr. 16, 1982 Oct. 31,1985
Sweden Mar. 3, 1979 July 6,1979
Switzerland Mar. 1, 1978 June 9.1978
Turkmenistan May 30, 1994
United Arab Emirates Oct. 11, 1991
United Kingdom May 21, 1981 Oct. 21,1988
Uruguay Aug. 9, 1995
Vietnam Jan. 21, 1992
Zimbabwe Apr. 28, 1994

Philippines (13)
Parties Signature Entry into Force
Australia Jan. 26, 1995 Dec. 8,1995
Canada Nov. 9, 1995
Chile Nov . 20, 1995


China July 20, 1992
Czech Republic Apr. 5, 1995
(France* June 14, 1976 July 1,1976)
France Sep. 13, 1994
Italy June 17, 1988 Nov. 4,1993
Korea, Republic of Apr. 7, 1994
Netherlands Feb. 27, 1985 Oct. 1,1987
Spain Oct. 19, 1993 Sep. 21,1994
Thailand Sep. 30, 1995
United Kingdom Dec. 3, 1980 Jan. 2,1981
Vietnam Feb. 27, 1992
*This treaty will terminate on the entry into force of the new treaty between France and the Philippines, signed on September 13, 1994.

Singapore (13)
Parties signature Entry into Force

Belgium-Luxembourg Nov. 17, 1978 Nov. 27,1980
China Nov. 21, 1985 Feb. 7 ,1986
Czech Republic Apr. 8, 1995
France Sep. 8, 1975 Oct. 18,1976
Germany Oct. 3, 1973 Oct. 1,1975
Indonesia Aug. 28, 1990 Aug. 28,1990
Mongolia July 24, 1995 Jan. 14,1996
Netrierlanns May 16, 1972 Sep. 7,1973
Poland June 3, 1993 Dec. 29,1993
Sir Lanka May 9, 1980 Sep. 30,1980
Switzerland Mar. 6. 1978 May 3,1978
United Kingdom July 22, 1975 July 22,1975
Vietnam Oct. 29, 1992

Thailand (17)
Parties Signature Entry into Force

Bangladesh Mar. 13, 1988
Belgium Luxembourg Mar. 19, 1986
Cambodia Mar. 29, 1995
China Mar . 12, 1985 Dec. 13,1985
Czech Republic Feb. 12. 1994 May 4, 1995
Fuiland Mar. 18, 1994
Germany Dec. 13, 1961 Apr. 10,1965
Hungary Oct. 18, 1991 Oct. 18,1991
Korea, Republic of Mar. 24, 1989 Sep. 30,1989

ASEAN Bilateral Investment Agreements

Laos People's Damascene Republic Aug. 22, 1990
Netherlands June 6, 1972 Mar. 3,1973
Peru Nov. 15, 1991 Nov. 15,1991
Philippines Sep. 30, 1995
Poland Dec. 18, 1992 Aug. 10,1993
Romania Apr. 30, 1993 Aug. 20,1994
United Kingdom Nov. 28, 1978 Aug. 11,1979
Vietnam Oct. 30 , 1991

Vietnam (25)
Parties Signature Entry into Fores

Armenia* Feb. -, 1993
Australia Mar. 5, 1991 Sep. 11,1991
Austria Mar. 27, 1995
Belarus July 8, 1992
Belgium -Luxembourg Jan. 24, 1991
China Dec. 2, 1992 Sep. 1,1993
Denmark Aug. 25. 1993 Aug. 7,1994
Finland Sep. 13, 1993
France May 26, 1992
Germany Apr. 3, 1993 Prov. In force
Hungary Apr. 26, 1994 June 16,1995
Indonesia Cct. 25, 1991
Italy May 18, 1990 May. 6,1994
Korea, Republic of May 13, 1993 Sep. 4,1993
Lithuania Sep. 27, 1995
Malaysia Jan. 21, 1992
Netherlands Mar. 10, 1994 Feb. 1,1995
Philippines Feb. 27, 1992
Poland Aug. 31, 1994 Nov. 241994
Romania Sep. 1, 1994 Aug. 15,1995
Russian Federation June 16, 1994
Singapore Oct. 29, 1992
Sweden Sep. 8, 1993 Aug. 2,1994
Switzerland July 3, 1992 Dec. 3,1992
Thailand Oct. 30, 1991

*Signature date unavailable
Source: ICSID Compilation of Investment Promotion and Protection Treaties as of November 1999 Oceana Publications,lnc.also available
at website http:// www. Worldbank.org/icsid/treaties.htm.