NAFTA Investment Arbitration: The NAFTA Commission's Authority to Issue Interpretations is Limited
Article from: TDM 3 (2004), in USMCA - NAFTA
The NAFTA parties entrenched investor protection into the Investment Chapter as a means of encouraging greater cross-border investment flows. Increasing investment among the NAFTA parties was seen as a means of achieving greater economic benefit from the Agreement and was set out as an objective of the Agreement.
The investor protections have been successful - there has been an increase in cross-border investment flows among the NAFTA Parties and there has been an increase in economic activity as a result of that investment.