Extract from “Some Common Claims about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’s Investment Chapter and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) – a Rebuttal by Third World Network”

According to the Investment Chapter, nothing prevents TPPA countries from enacting measures to ensure that investment activity in its territory is conducted in a manner sensitive to its environmental, health and other regulatory objectives. But these measures must be consistent with the investment chapter. This effectively negates the value of this provision. Measures to safeguard the public interest will very likely abridge the broad rights of a foreign investor under the TPPA. Yet their enactment could be threatened with an ISDS suit by a foreign corporation.

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