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The Trump Administration’s Current Policy on Investor State Dispute Settlement


Author: David Earnest, Shearman & Sterling LLP
24 April 2017

One of the predominant policy themes of Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States was his strong aversion to globalization. Indeed, two key objectives of President Trump’s first 100 days in office are to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This has led to many questions, and some trepidation, about the Trump administration’s policies on U.S. trade and investment agreements, including the investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms that have been uniformly supported by recent U.S. administrations...

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