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Democrats urge Tai, Blinken to eliminate investor-state dispute systems in trade deals

May 3, 2023 at 2:37 PM
Nearly three dozen Democrats this week called on the Biden administration to ban investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in future trade agreements and consider “any and all options” for eliminating them from existing deals, citing what they consider to a be a particularly egregious recent example in Honduras, a member of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement. In a letter sent on Tuesday to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, 33 lawmakers – five senators...

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