Policy Analysis

The Free Trade Commission Statements of October 7, 2003, on NAFTA's Chapter 11: Never-Never Land or Real Progress?

October 14, 2003
This brief analysis assesses a set of statements issued by NAFTA's Free Trade Commission October 7, 2003, related to NAFTA's Chapter 11. The statements addressed, among other things, transparency of the Chapter 11 process, and set out guidelines for tribunals' use in considering petitions for friends of the court status. To what extent do these statements represent real progress toward making the Chapter 11 process accountable, legitimate and transparent?