Treaties of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation
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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 neutral...