Trump's TPP Exit Doesn't Implicate Investor-State Arbitration

Law360, New York (January 25, 2017, 7:12 PM EST) -- Opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership had long targeted its investor-state arbitration provisions as unfairly giving companies the power to challenge individual countries' regulations, but experts caution against inferring that President Donald Trump's decision Monday to withdraw from the deal is indicative of a similar sentiment.

Trump had said in no uncertain terms that he intended to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP, both before and after his election — referring to the sweeping trade pact at one point after his election as "a potential disaster for our country" — and his decision Monday fulfilled one of the campaign promises that helped...

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