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At The Tipping Point? Investor-State Dispute Resolution And The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Monday, 22nd September 2015

<p>&quot;Few current issues in international trade are as contentious or polarising as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed multilateral trade and investment agreement between 12 States of the Pacific Rim, including Australia. Following negotiations in Hawaii this week, it could finally be nearing a deal. The ambit, both substantive and geographical, is remarkable. Among other things, it would cover trade, services and investment for countries comprising approximately 40 per cent of global GDP. Proponents expound the economic and strategic benefits, while critics complain that the negotiations are being conducted &#39;in secret&#39; and argue that the process is beholden to &#39;corporate interests&#39;.<span style="color: #666666; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.4em">&quot;</span></p><p>Select the link to read this article in full.&nbsp;</p>

Source: Withers LLP
Language: English
Contact: Hussein Haeri

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