2. Bilateral Investment Agreements and Taxation Treaties
Equatorial Guinea and the United States have not signed a Bilateral Investment Agreement, a Free Trade Agreement, nor a Bilateral Taxation Treaty. Equatorial Guinea is not eligible for AGOA this year.
Equatorial Guinea has a bilateral investment agreement with Spain that came into force in 2003. The government signed a cooperation framework agreement with Cape Verde on April 16, 2019, including double taxation avoidance and tax evasion, and reciprocal protection of investments in the two nations.
The country has several bilateral taxation treaties with the following countries:
- China, signed in 2005, entered into force in 2006
- Ethiopia, signed in 2009, not currently in force
- France, signed in 1982, entered into force in 1983
- Morocco, signed in 2005, not currently in force
- Russia, signed in 2011, not currently in force
- South Africa, signed in 2004, not currently in force
- Spain, signed in 2003, entered into force in 2003
- Ukraine, signed in 2005, not currently in force
Equatorial Guinea is also party to various other economic agreements, namely the following:
- Cotonou Agreement EU, entered into force in 2003
- African Union Treaty, entered into force in 1994
- Economic Community of Central African States Treaty, entered into force in 1984
- CEMAC Convention on Liberalization, entered into force in 1972
- CEMAC Investment, entered into force in 1966
- The African Continental Free Trade Agreement signed March 21, 2018, not currently in force
China has granted Equatorial Guinea preferential trade status. The two countries are currently engaged in negotiations for a free trade agreement.