Simon Lester is a trade-policy analyst at the Cato Institute.
"Reports indicate that tobacco has been 'carved out' of standard rules on foreign investment."
The debate on Investor State Dispute Settlement is heating up.
When we talk about free trade, are we simply talking about putting limits on domestic protectionism? Or do we have in mind a broader notion of a "single market"?
Efforts to include things like bans on shark finning in international trade agreements, while well-intentioned, are a mistake.
No.But free-trade negotiators seem to think so.
The TTIP deal should work to bring Americans more healthcare choices.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is troubled by different perspectives on red tape.
The TPP negotiations could see Pacific nations adopting tougher standards.
The TTIP and TPP talks will shape the scope of what's meant by "free trade."
Antigua might open up a new front against the United States in international trade enforcement.
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