Further protection: bilateral investment treaties

  • Compared to local investors, international investors benefit from further protection in application of bilateral investment agreements concluded with
  • Bilateral investment treaties that were signed but are not currently in force are the following
Belgium China Cuba Egypt
Finland Ghana Luxembourg United-Kingdom

Last update: July 2018.

Investment guarantees

International dispute settlement

  • In case of dispute, international investors may refer to and/or use the following two international conventions
Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States New York Arbitration  Convention

Repatriation of capital and profits

  • Zambia is a business-friendly nation: there is neither foreign exchange control nor restriction on repatriation of profits or capital.

Protection of Property Rights

  • Since 1980, the Zambian Parliament has passed a number of laws to protect intellectual property rights.
  • Main laws are the following.
The Patents Act (2016) The Industrial Designs Act (2016) The Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act (2016) The Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act (2016)
The Copyright and Performance Rights (Amendment) Act (2010) The Plant Breeder’s Rights Act (2007) The Copyright and Performance Rights Act (1994) The Merchandise Marks Act (1994)
The Trade Marks Act  (1994) The Trade Marks Act (1980)
  • At the international level, the Government of Zambia is member of the following two IP-related organizations
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)