When All Else Fails, Trade Critics Throw Lots of Mud (Washington Examiner)

For manufacturers and other businesses in the U.S., ISDS is an important last resort when a government blatantly discriminates, seizes private property without compensation, or treats investors unfairly. These rules promote the rule of law internationally and help manufacturers succeed in a tough global economy, helping to support jobs, research and development, and production here at home.

It's easier to be against something than for it. And it's easier to listen to a sound bite than wade into the facts. But now is a critical time for members of Congress, since opponents of trade are relying on anti-ISDS arguments to try to convince policymakers to oppose TPA, or fast-track negotiating authority.

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