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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation

Andreas Paulus

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 February 2019

Subject(s):
Development — Transport — Security assistance — BITs (Bilateral Investment Treaties) — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Treaties, application — Customary international law — Unilateral acts

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Treaties of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation are bilateral treaties concluded to facilitate commerce, navigation, and investment between the States Parties and reciprocally to protect individuals and businesses. 2 On 6 February 1778, the United States concluded the first treaty of this kind with France as a treaty of amity and commerce. It established trade between the two countries on the basis of the most-favoured-nation (‘MFN’) principle (‘MFN’; Most-Favoured-Nation Clause ; see also World Trade, Principles ) , and provided for generous treatment of...
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