Trade Negotiations

Thinking of investing in Namibia

Namibia has entered into numerous mutually beneficial bilateral trade agreements with other countries.
The following is a list of some of the Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investment Agreements (RIPPA). Namibia has entered into RPPA with fourteen countries. Twelve of the total amount of RPPAs has been ratified and two of them are yet to be ratified.

RPPAs signed and ratified

Switzerland (signed 1 August 1994) ratified – 1996

(entry into force 26 April 2000)
Malaysia (signed 12 August 1994) ratified – 1996
Germany (signed 21 January 1994) ratified – 1996

(entry into force 21 December 1997)
Cuba (signed 27 June 1997) ratified – 2003
France (25 June 1998) ratified – 2005

(entry into force 26 February 2006)
Finland (signed on 31 October 2002) ratified – 2003

(entry into force 21 May 2005)
Netherlands (signed 26 November 2002) ratified – 2003

Entry into force 1 October 2004
Spain (signed February 2003) ratified – 2003

(entry into force 28 June 2004
Austria (signed 28 May 2003) ratified – 2005
Vietnam (signed 30 May 2003) ratified – 2005
Angola (signed 20 March 2004) ratified – 2005
Italy (signed 9 July 2004) ratified – 2005

RPPAs signed but not ratified
China (signed 17 November 2005) not ratified
Russia (signed 25 June 2009) not ratified

Laws administered by the Namibia Investment Centre
The NIC administers the Foreign Investment Act (Commenced on 7 July 1992 as amended by Act No. 24, 1993, Foreign Investment Amendment Act 1993)

 

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