About the Project

The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.


Peru government vows to pay close attention to Doe Run Peru negotiation

Source: Peruthisweek.com

March 27, 2012

By Manuel Vigo

On Tuesday Prime Minister Oscar Valdes said the Peruvian government would pay close attention to details of the restructuring process of Doe Run Peru, in order to safeguard the environment.

“The issue of Doe Run is a very complicated issue. It is a company that has sued Peru before the ICSID [International Center for Settlement of

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Obama says to suspend trade benefits for Argentina

Source: Reuters.com

By Doug Palmer

WASHINGTON | Mon Mar 26, 2012

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday he was suspending trade benefits for Argentina because of the South American country’s failure to pay more than $300 million in compensation awards in two disputes involving American investors.

Obama suspended Argentina, effective in 60 days, from the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program,

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Apotex to sue U.S. for alleged free trade violation

Source: Thespec.com

March 14 2012

TORONTO Canada’s largest generic drug company, Apotex Inc., is seeking at least $520 million in damages from the U.S. government for alleged violations of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The company says in its claim that its U.S. subsidiary was devastated after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued alerts in 2009 that blocked imports of products made

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Apotex drug maker sues U.S. for $520 million under NAFTA

Source: Thestar.com

March 14, 2012

Dana Flavelle, Business Reporter Canada’s largest generic drug maker is seeking $520 million U.S. in damages from the U.S. government, saying an “import alert” that prevented it from shipping to the U.S. for nearly two years violated the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Apotex Holdings said the alert was issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in August

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Australian Minister Says Gillard Government Won’t Back Down On ISDS

Source: Insidetrade.com

March, 2012

In comments to the Australian Senate this week, a senior Australian government official ruled out the possibility that Australia will back down from its opposition to including investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

“In the . . .

Labor standing firm on Pacific trade deal

Source: News.smh.com.au

Adam Gartrell, AAP Diplomatic Correspondent

March 5, 2012


The federal government is standing firm against Australian and US business demands that it allow controversial dispute settlement clauses into an ambitious new Pacific free trade deal.

Australia is one of nine nations seeking to reach final agreement on a deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of 2012.


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Crikey! Australia Shocks Corporate America on Trade

[SOURCE: COMMON DREAMS. By Sarah Anderson] The Australian government doesn’t like it when global tobacco giants can sue them over public health laws. They have refused to accept trade rules that allow foreign investors to sue governments in international tribunals. Known as “investor-state” dispute settlement, these rules are in every U.S. trade agreement negotiated in the past 20 years – except the 2005 U.S.-Australia pact. Corporate America finds this utterly unreasonable, , but Australia is holding strong – so far.

The “Rainforest Chernobyl”: Will U.S. Investment Treaty block justice for Amazonian People?

Source: Friends of the Earth

Posted Feb. 29, 2012 / Posted by: Bill waren

Who should pay to clean up what has been called the “Rainforest Chernobyl” in the Ecuadorian Amazon?  Why are the people of the rainforest who suffered the most not represented directly before the international investment tribunal that may decide the question? Is it U.S. policy to favor the financial interests

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Canada-Europe trade deal prohibits provinces, municipalities from favouring local bidders on contracts

Source: Thestar.com

February 24, 2012

By Linda Diebel National Affairs Writer

An impending trade deal with Europe is ringing alarm bells across the country.

Under the deal, Canada has agreed to European demands to prohibit municipalities and provinces from offering incentives or otherwise favouring local bidders on procurement contracts.

The effects on Toronto could be serious:

Could the TTC still impose Canadian content rules

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