ITN March 2004

ITN March 25, 2004

In this issue: Tribunal Finds Jurisdiction to Hear Enron Claim Against Argentina; Italian Firm Sues Mongolia under BIT and Energy Charter Treaty; EU-Canada discuss revisions to investment treaties, and new talks on broader pact; US-Colombia FTA Talks to Begin in May, Andean Neighbours Could Join; NY Times: Internal World Bank Report Urges Withdrawal from Funding Oil and Coal Projects.

ITN March 15, 2004

In this issue: Amicus briefs submitted to NAFTA Methanex Tribunal, and available on-line; Occidental BIT arbitration against Ecuador confirmed; Dutch Insurer Pursues Treaty Arbitration in Privatization Dispute with Poland; Advisory Committee Members Differ on US Draft Model BIT; Environment, Development and Labour Groups Criticize US Draft Model BIT; NY Times: Venezuelan State Oil Company Looks to Become Social Spending Powerhouse.

ITN March 5, 2004

In this issue: ICSID registers five investor-state arbitrations in February; Korea-Chile FTA enters into force; contains significant investment commitments; Bush admin releases annual trade policy report, sets out goals for 2004; Investment disputes play role in US review of Andean trade preferences; US-Australia FTA text now available on-line; Conference Board of Canada releases report on FDI and tax policy.