July 2016: Billionaire foreign businessman Donald Trump officially wins the Republican presidential bid and partially wins the nomination of the traditionally pro-free trade party by denouncing NAFTA and calling it “the worst trade deal ever.” The United States has a highly competitive services sector and has made services liberalization a priority in negotiations on free trade agreements, including NAFTA.94 which covers key services trade obligations in a separate chapter, but due to the complexity of the issues, it also covers services trade provisions in several other related chapters, including financial and telecommunications services. NAFTA parties may consider new service obligations, such as the TPP. B, including commitments to remove barriers to electronic payment card services, electronic signatures, mobile communications, international roaming rates and additional market access in areas such as audiovisual services and the ability for companies to transmit data across borders95 international investment agreements (AI) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral agreements and (2) with investment provisions. A bilateral investment agreement (ILO) is an agreement between two countries to promote and protect investments made by investors from the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. The vast majority of IDu are bits. The category of contracts with investment rules (TIPs) includes different types of investment contracts that are not BITs. There are three main types of TIPs: 1) global economic contracts that contain commitments that are often included in ILOs (. B, for example, a free trade agreement with an investment chapter); 2. contracts with limited investment provisions (for example. B, investment creation or free transfer of investment-related funds; and 3) contracts that contain only “framework clauses,” such as. B on investment cooperation and/or a mandate for future investment negotiations.
In addition to IDAMIT, there is also an open category of investment-related instruments (IRIs). It includes various binding and non-binding instruments, such as model agreements and draft instruments, multilateral conventions on dispute settlement and arbitration rules, documents adopted by international organisations and others. The trade statistics in this paragraph are based on trade data from the Ministry of Commerce. U.S. trade with its NAFTA partners has more than tripled since the agreement came into force. It has grown faster than trade with the rest of the world. Since 1993, trade with Mexico has grown faster than with Canada or with non-NAFTA countries.