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Outside voices: Lighthizer resurfaces to address investor protections and USMCA

July 20, 2021 at 5:42 PM
History, politics and changing trade policies come together this week in a war of words between the Wall Street Journal editorial board and former U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The editorialists recently wondered whether NAFTA’s now-scrapped investor-state dispute settlement provisions have sacrificed investor protections, prompting Lighthizer to defend the end of ISDS among North American trading partners, which happened under his watch as part of NAFTA’s successor, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The paper’s July 8 editorial addresses recent notice that TC...

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