Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
The art of the free trade agreement
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Hindu

During their recent meeting in Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on the need to resume India-European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) talks.

EU-Canada Trade Agreement Wins European Parliament Green Light
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The European Parliament approved a landmark free-trade agreement with Canada, shoring up Europe’s market-opening clout in the face of a populist surge across the continent and U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.

NAFTA Tribunal Issues Ruling in Windstream-Canada Case
Thursday, December 15, 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

An investor-state arbitration tribunal published its final ruling last week in the row between a US-based wind energy company, Windstream, and the Canadian government.

TPP Can Be Fixed If You Know What’s Wrong with It
Monday, December 5, 2016
Jeffrey J. Schott

President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on November 21, 2016 that he would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on day one of his administration. Opposition to the TPP was a central theme of Trump’s campaign; he called the TPP a “disaster” and vowed to rip it up when he took office.

Revised Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: New and Improved?
Anna Jerzewska
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In this paper Dr. Jerzewska reviews the key criticism of ISDS in the context of new FTA negotiations taking place, the recent changes to the ISDS mechanism and the future of ISDS in FTAs.




TransCanada takes next step in NAFTA case on Keystone pipeline
Friday, July 15, 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Canadian energy giant TransCanada has now filed a request for investor-state arbitration in connection with the US government’s rejection last year of its application to build the cross-border Keystone XL oil pipeline.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a set of international economic rules
Monday, May 23, 2016
Tsuyoshi Kawase

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement was finally signed in February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

EU, Canada Agree on New Approach to Investment in FTA
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tax News

Canada and the European Union (EU) have agreed to the inclusion in their proposed free trade agreement of a new approach to investment protection and dispute resolution. Negotiations toward an EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) were concluded in 2014.

NZ - EU FTA would benefit SMEs says McClay
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay has been holding meetings about future negotiations with the EU in Brussels.

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement – Commitments above WTO Level – An Analysis
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The TPP was originally known as the Trans- Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership concluded in 2006 among Singapore, New Zealand, Chile and Brunei (P-4 agreement) as a means to promote trade liberalization in the Asia- Pacific Region.