Tag: Investor-state dispute settlement

USMCA Investor Dispute Settlement: NAFTA Minus

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) incorporated the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions that the United States has typically included in its trade and investment agreements. In contrast, its replacement – the

President Seeks Renewal of Negotiating Authority

On March 20, the president asked Congress for a three-year extension of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). TPA provides for a streamlined consideration of trade agreements by the Congress. To date, the only negotiations conducted by the Trump administration

NAFTA Negotiations: Choppy Water?

After four rounds of negotiations, the parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) acknowledged on October 18 that they will not be able to meet their year-end target for completion, and are extending the negotiations into the first quarter of

Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Update

An earlier post outlined the controversy surrounding investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) on both sides of the Atlantic. It also speculated on whether the issue would be taken up in a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This

EU-Japan Trade Pact: Government Procurement

On July 6th, the European Union and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the results, to date, of the negotiations of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA). One of the areas in which the two sides announced results is government

EU-Canada Trade Pact: European Parliament Approves

On February 15, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, giving a boost to international trade agreements amid growing threats of protectionism. The approval paves the way

Renegotiating NAFTA: Investor-State Disputes

On January 23, President Donald Trump began to carry out his campaign promises on trade, directing the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and “to begin pursuing, wherever