At the beginning of June, the lawmakers of El Salvador issued a favorable opinion to amend Article 15 of the Investment Law, which seeks to strengthen and modernize the internal legal framework and make it conform to the provisions of the trade treaties, conventions and agreements signed by El Salvador.

This amendment does not leave the exclusive option of resolving a dispute before only one entity, such as the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and does not leave investors with only the right to take legal action against the State, as currently established.

The amendment of this provision promotes respect towards the rules of the game that currently govern trade relationships between El Salvador and the investors, and also secures their investments.