VIDEOCONFERENCE: HEARING ON JURISDICTION
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
MS. THORNTON: Great. Thank you, Mr. President and Members of the Tribunal for this opportunity. My name is Nicole Thornton. I am the Chief of Investment Arbitration and the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the U.S. Department of State. The United States makes its submission pursuant to Article 1022 of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, or TPA, on issues of treaty interpretation. The United States does not take the position on how these treaty interpretation issues apply to the facts of this case.
Moreover, as is the case with every statement we make as a non-disputing party in this and all other cases, including the Fireman's Fund Case under the NAFTA, no inference should be drawn from the absence of comment on any issue not addressed in this submission.