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Sources: Canada to propose eliminating ISDS in NAFTA; USTR to agree

February 22, 2018 at 4:41 PM
During a meeting with their U.S. counterparts this week, Canadian negotiators will pitch the elimination of the deal's investor-state dispute settlement provision -- and the U.S. is expected to agree to that proposal, allowing for what private-sector and congressional sources called a "win" for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in one of his priority areas in the talks. The decision to yield to Lighthizer's demands on ISDS was described as part of a larger bargain in the negotiations, opening the...

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