Below you can find an explanation of the country classification of the investment guarantees of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as their color visualization, which is applied in the Country Cover Policy. For more detailed information please refer to the Cover Policy of your country of interest:
- green: Bilateral Investment Treaty / EU Free Trade Agreement
The necessary legal protection requirements are usually provided by a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) of the Federal Republic of Germany and the host country or a comparable EU free trade agreement.
- yellow: Host Country's National Legal System
There is no bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the Federal Republic of Germany and the host country, however investments can principally be covered on the basis of the national legal system.
- red: Off-Cover
Though the necessary legal protection requirements are given, investment guarantees can not be taken over due to an event of loss. Nevertheless, applications for an investment cover can be submitted. For this purpose an application fee will only be charged once the off-cover ban is lifted.
- grey: (Country) without Cover Practice
The interministerial committee will discuss the question of whether, and to what extent, an investment guarantee can be granted when a corresponding request is submitted.