Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has boasted of his commitment to progressive economic, environmental and social policies. At the same time, has been a passionate warrior in his pursuit and defence of so-called ‘free trade’ agreements.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to effectively ban foreign buyers of existing residential property but says the prohibition doesn’t put New Zealand at odds with the slimmed down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that the US wants to opt out of ISDS in NAFTA, because of the risk and costs of US governments being sued by foreign corporations, and despite corporate lobby groups pushing to retain ISDS.
Hoy los TLCs vuelven con fuerza a abalanzarse sobre nuestros bienes comunes con mecanismos cada vez más sofisticados e ilegítimos. Por eso dedicamos este Vistazo a presentar las viejas y nuevas amenazas que representan compartiendo los contenidos del Boletín Nyéleni N.º 29 dedicado íntegramente a esta temática.
Evidence suggests that the inclusion of ISDS in investment treaties may not actually be effective, or optimally effective, while at the same time, ISDS imposes significant costs on the sustainable development objectives of states.