Summary of Issue Statements and Brief Answers

(The full memo can be found here) *

1. Would a multilateral investment court’s (MIC) awards be enforceable using the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention?

Brief Answer: No, under th...

Executive Summary* **

* Executive Summary in French below

** Confidential Report

The agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed in March 2018 by 44 members of the African Union. If ratified, this agreement will create the world's la...

Executive Summary

Prohibitions on performance requirements (“PPRs”) in international investment agreements (“IIAs”) are one of the core issues in investment negotiations today. The controversy stirred from these obligations is a key area of concern for all states which...

Non-Confidential Summary

The rationale for an investment protocol in the AfCFTA: How will it contribute to Africa’s sustainable development?

Introduction

This confidential project is authored by Alex Etkin, Ece Melisa Celebican, and Wil Longard (University of Ottawa, Fa...

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Executive Summary

This  memorandum  explores  the  viability  of  making  use  of  third-party  secretariat institutions  to  administer  state-to-state  disputes  under Canada’s  free  trade agreements (“FTAs”) in order to...

Executive Summary

Trade facilitation, or the simplification and harmonization of trade processes, has emerged as a vital element in the effort to stimulate global economic development. Simplification and harmonization of trade processes play a key role in the eliminatio...

This memorandum has been prepared in the context of the United Kingdom (UK) providing notice to withdraw from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, and the implications of this on the provisional application of the EU – Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agree...

This study seeks to improve our understanding of the relationship between response measures, economic diversification and international trade rules, and accordingly identify the positive opportunities that the current proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agree...

As the world economy becomes more integrated, more complex Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have emerged. A FTA is an arrangement in which states agree to give each other mutual preferential treatment, with regard to the trade of goods and services originating in their ter...

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