The Protection of Investment Act affords foreign investors no protections beyond domestic law, and pointedly disavows investor-state international arbitration. The SADC Protocol was also amended by the SADC Summit of heads of state and government.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led States to adopt various public health measures that adversely affect foreign investors and exacerbate broader economic issues. In this climate, there is significant potential for disputes under the ECT.
El 13 de mayo de 2020, la Secretaría del CIADI registró la presentación del arbitraje de la holandesa SMM Cerro Verde BV contra Perú invocando el Tratado Bilateral de Inversiones Países Bajos-Perú (1994).