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Inside U.S. Trade - 08/25/2017

Sources: USTR considering opt-in approach to ISDS in revised NAFTA

August 24, 2017 at 5:14 PM
U.S. negotiators are considering a new approach to the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism featuring an opt-in clause that would allow each of the three NAFTA countries to decide whether to use the provision, sources told Inside U.S. Trade . Citing a recent letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and other Cabinet members signed by more than 100 business groups, these sources said the Trump administration likely would face "massive pushback" from the business community should it decide to...


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