Letter from ME Rep. Margaret Rotundo to USTR
Dear Ambassador Kirk:
Thank you for the reply on August 19, 2010 from your staff to my note
about international investment agreements.
In response to the message from your office, we have four
specific questions about your assertion that the current U.S. model for bilateral investment
treaties (BITs) and investment chapters in free trade agreements (FTAs) meets
the principle of no greater substantive rights established by Congress. We also
have a few more general questions about greater procedural rights and the whole
concept of investor-state dispute resolution...