Analysis

Investor State Arbitration Safe With Trump, At Least For Now

Law360, New York (March 30, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A draft negotiating proposal for updating the North American Free Trade Agreement offers a first glimpse into what President Donald Trump's approach toward investor state dispute settlement will be, and experts say it isn't all that different from the approach taken by his predecessor.

The proposal, which was submitted by acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn to the U.S. House of Representatives and has been circulating on Capitol Hill for several weeks, calls for a rethink of the trade deal that was negotiated a quarter-century ago. Noting that most chapters are "clearly outdated," it calls for, among other things, provisions aimed...

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