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Canada, Mexico May Keep Nafta Investor Dispute System Without U.S.

  • Nations would keep Chapter 11 panels for investor-state cases
  • Bilateral agreement would result from U.S. desire to opt out
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What Nafta Talks Mean in Light of Trump Tariffs

Canada and Mexico are seeking to preserve dispute-settlement panels only for their own companies in a revamped Nafta deal, if the U.S. insists on opting out them, according to two Canadian government officials familiar with the plans.

Under the tentative plan, Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement would survive without the U.S., according to the people, who asked not to be identified talking publicly about private conversations. The U.S. has signaled it wants to opt out of the panels, which arbitrate disputes when a company says a nation has violated their rights and protections.