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In his own words: Lighthizer lets loose on business, Hill opposition to ISDS, sunset clause

October 19, 2017
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week made his first public case for why he believes the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in NAFTA is “an advantage that’s outside the market” that businesses are taking advantage of at the expense of the U.S. government. Briefing reporters after the fourth round of talks ended in Arlington, VA, on Tuesday, Lighthizer was asked about controversial proposals the U.S. had advanced -- including a pitch to do away with ISDS, as well as a...


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