OPIC and Other Investment Insurance Program OPIC programs were available for the new states of eastern Germany for several years during the early 1990s following reunification, but were later suspended because of progress in the economic and political transition. EU Forecast euf:b.a18b:8/nws-01
Bilateral Taxation Treaties Taxation of U.S. Firms within Germany is governed by the “Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income.” It has been in effect since 1989 and was extended in 1991, to the territory of the former German Democratic Republic. With respect to
Bilateral Investment Agreements Germany does not have a bilateral investment treaty with the United States, however, a Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (FCN) treaty dating from 1956 remains in force. Currently, USTR and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade are negotiating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership including an investment chapter.
UN Anticorruption Convention UN Anticorruption Convention, OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery Germany signed the UN Anti-Corruption Convention in 2003, but has not yet ratified it. In February 2014, the German parliament amended the criminal law clarifying corruption offenses by parliamentarians and increasing penalties. This law removes the main obstacle to