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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The Japan-Angola bilateral investment treaty

29 January 2024

On 9 August 2023, Japan and Angola signed a bilateral investment treaty named 'The Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Angola for the Liberalisation, Promotion and Protection of Investment' (Japan-Angola BIT or BIT). It is expected that the treaty will be ratified and enter into force in 2024. This treaty expands Japan's treaty programme in Africa more generally becoming Japan's sixth BIT signed with an African country. The others comprise: Cote d'Ivoire (2020), Egypt (1978), Kenya (2016), Morocco (2020) and Mozambique (2013).

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