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USTR: Canada’s WTO challenge highlights dangers of binding NAFTA dispute settlement

January 29, 2018 at 5:06 PM
MONTREAL -- Canada’s sweeping World Trade Organization challenge of how the U.S. administers trade remedies has reinforced U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s position that binding dispute settlement is dangerous and should be kept out of a retooled North American Free Trade Agreement, he said here on Monday. Lighthizer also knocked Canada’s new ideas on auto rules of origin and expounded on what he viewed as flawed statistics used by Canada to measure the trade balance between itself and the U.S.,...

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