Tag: Multilateral Investment Court

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

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

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

EU-Canada Trade Pact: Compromise Allows Signing

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On October 30, Canada and the European Union finally signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), after objections by a Belgium province almost derailed the agreement. Only after intensive negotiations involving the EU, Belgium and its