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Free Trade Supporter Cato Institute Says Drop Corporate Sovereignty Provisions In Trade Agreements

Opponents of the TTIP, are rallying against a plan that would allow private investors to use the pact to sue governments if they felt local laws threatened their investment.

Via Techdirt:

Even though the formal negotiations for TAFTA/TTIP have begun only recently -- earlier meetings were largely exploratory -- it is already clear what the most contentious chapter will be: that dealing with corporate sovereignty, or "investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS) as it's more formally known. Indeed, even back in January, ISDS was generating so much negativity that the European Commissioner responsible for TTIP, Karel De Gucht, decided to pull the corporate sovereignty chapter from the negotiations for a three-month EU consultation in an attempt to draw the sting from the criticisms...

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