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Enforcing investors' rights in FTAs

A look at how investors are protected under FTAs, using the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal as illustrations.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 05:50
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Free trade agreements, like any other treaty, may contain provisions for the settlement of disputes between states in their capacity as states. The TPP and Acia are no exception.

FREE trade agreements (FTAs) have been receiving considerable attention recently. Even as investors explore opportunities ushered in by the new trade pacts, it is essential that they understand what provisions exist in these agreements to protect their investments, and the potential recourse