Gary Hufbauer: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Controversy

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, explains the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Critics charge that ISDS will be used by foreign investors to weaken environmental, health and safety regulations in the US. Such concerns are far-fetched, Hufbauer says, explaining that the ISDS provision is identical to many past agreements that have protected in fact aimed at protecting investments from outright expropriation by governments.
Featuring Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE)
May 13, 2015