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NAFTA draft notice includes language similar to TPP text on investment, IP, SOEs

March 30, 2017
A draft notice of the Trump administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement includes language on investment, intellectual property and state-owned enterprises that closely tracks with achievements the Obama administration claimed it made negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP critics were quick to point out the similarities between TPP -- much maligned by President Trump as a “bad deal” -- and the Trump administration's negotiating objectives for retooling NAFTA, which are spelled out in the draft notice provided...


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