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The investor, whether an individual or business, must possess the nationality of the treaty country. The nationality of a business is determined by the nationality of the individual owners of that business. Below is a list of countries with E2 investor treaty with the United States.

Albania Finland Netherlands
Footnote 5
Argentina France
Footnote 3
Norway
Footnote 6
Armenia Georgia Oman
Australia Germany Pakistan
Austria Grenada Panama
Azerbaijan Honduras Paraguay
Bahrain Iran Philippines
Bangladesh Ireland Poland
Belgium Israel
Footnote 11
Romania
Bolivia Italy Senegal
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Footnote 10
Jamaica Serbia
Footnote 10
Bulgaria Japan
Footnote 4
Singapore
Cameroon Jordan Slovak Republic
Footnote 2
Canada Kazakhstan Slovenia
Footnote 10
Chile Korea (South) Spain
Footnote 7
China (Taiwan)
Footnote 1
Kosovo Sri Lanka
Colombia Kyrgyzstan Suriname
Footnote 8
Congo (Brazzaville) Latvia Sweden
Congo (Kinshasa) Liberia Switzerland
Costa Rica Lithuania Thailand
Croatia
Foonote 10
Luxembourg Togo
Czech Republic
Footnote 2
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (FRY) Trinidad & Tobago
Denmark Mexico Tunisia
Ecuador Moldova Turkey
Egypt Mongolia Ukraine
Estonia Montenegro
Footnote 10
United Kingdom
Footnote 9
Ethiopia Morocco Yugoslavia
Footnote 10

FOOTNOTES

1 CHINA (TAIWAN) - Pursuant to Section 6 of the Taiwan Relations Act, (TRA) Public Law 96-8, 93 Stat, 14, and Executive Order 12143, 44 F.R. 37191, this agreement which was concluded with the Taiwan authorities prior to January 01, 1979, is administered on a nongovernmental basis by the American Institute in Taiwan, a nonprofit District of Columbia corporation, and constitutes neither recognition of the Taiwan authorities nor the continuation of any official relationship with Taiwan.

2 CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAK REPUBLIC - The Treaty with the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic entered into force on December 19, 1992; entered into force for the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic as separate states on January 01, 1993.

3 FRANCE - The Treaty which entered into force on December 21, 1960, applies to the departments of Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Reunion.

4 JAPAN - The Treaty which entered into force on October 30, 1953, was made applicable to the Bonin Islands on June 26, 1968, and to the Ryukyu Islands on May 15, 1972.

5 NETHERLANDS - The Treaty which entered into force on December 05, 1957, is applicable to Aruba and Netherlands Antilles.

6 NORWAY - The Treaty which entered into force on September 13, 1932, does not apply to Svalbard (Spitzbergen and certain lesser islands).

7 SPAIN - The Treaty which entered into force on April 14, 1903, is applicable to all territories.

8 SURINAME - The Treaty with the Netherlands which entered into force December 05, 1957, was made applicable to Suriname on February 10, 1963.

9 UNITED KINGDOM - The Convention which entered into force on July 03, 1815, applies only to British territory in Europe (the British Isles (except the Republic of Ireland), the Channel Islands and Gibraltar) and to "inhabitants" of such territory. This term, as used in the Convention, means "one who resides actually and permanently in a given place, and has his domicile there." Also, in order to qualify for treaty trader or treaty investor status under this treaty, the alien must be a national of the United Kingdom. Individuals having the nationality of members of the Commonwealth other than the United Kingdom do not qualify for treaty trader or treaty investor status under this treaty.

10 YUGOSLAVIA - The U.S. view is that the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) has dissolved and that the successors that formerly made up the SFRY - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia continue to be bound by the treaty in force with the SFRY and the time of dissolution.

11 ISRAEL - Signed into law on June 11, 2012. Waiting for implementation at this time.

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