How USMCA Limits Protections For US Investors In Mexico

By Carlos Vejar and Laura Yvonne Zielinski (October 23, 2018, 3:16 PM EDT) -- After long months of uncertainty with respect to the survival of the North American Free Trade Agreement in general — and its investment chapter in particular — and more recently regarding Canada's continued participation in any updated agreement, Mexico, the United States and Canada finally reached a new trilateral agreement named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Sept. 30, 2018. However, the USMCA leaves Canada out of the new investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS, mechanism[1] agreed to on a bilateral basis between Mexico and the United States....

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