Investment Guarantee Agreements (IGAs) are also known as Promotion and Protection of Investment Agreement.

The objectives of IGA are to:

  • promote, facilitate and protect investments
  • provide assurance to investors and their investments that in the event of expropriation or nationalisation, as well as in circumstances involving losses owing to war, armed conflict, revolution, a state of emergency, revolt, insurrection, or riot, investors will receive prompt and adequate compensation
  • provide investor the right to transfer profits, capital and other fees related to investments
  • provide for a dispute mechanism that allows investor recourse to international arbitration, in addition to domestic courts.

Malaysia currently has signed IGAs with more than 60 countries world-wide to protect foreign investment and repatriation of profts.

Country
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
ASEAN
Austria
Bangladesh
Belgo-Luxembourg
Burkina Faso
Canada
China
Cambodia
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Guinea
Hungary
Country
India
Indonesia
Iran
Italy
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Macedonia
Mongolia
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
North Korea
Norway
Pakistan
Peru
Poland
Republic of Chile
Republic of Ethiopia
Republic of Sudan
Romania
Country
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Slovak Republic
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
State of Bahrain
Sweden
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan/ Chinese Taipei
Turkey
Turkmenistán
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
USA
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zimbabwe
(Source: http://www.data.gov.my)