The Innovations of the Investment Provisions of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
Article from: TDM 5 (2005), in Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
The Free Trade Agreement signed in May 2003 by the US President George Walker Bush and the Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr. Goh Chok Tong represents a significant piece of history. In the first place, it is the first such agreement between the US and any Asian country. Secondly, the Agreement, it has been contended, has the potential of encouraging other Asian countries to engage more closely with the US by entering into similar agreements. Recent Free Trade Agreements have come to follow the pattern set by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by ...