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Fair and Equitable Treatment

  • Patrick Dumberry
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Part of the Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation book series (SEELR, volume 15)

Abstract

This chapter examines the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) standard clause contained in the CETA Investment Chapter. I will first examine the reasons why the provision is novel and very unique in the already diverted world of FET clauses. One notable feature of this clause is the extent to which the text is similar to the way NAFTA tribunals have interpreted the FET clause (Article 1105). For this reason, the second part of this chapter analyses NAFTA case law of the last 20 years.

Keywords

Fair and equitable treatment (FET) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Legitimate expectations Denial of justice and due process Arbitrary and discriminatory conduct 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section)OttawaCanada

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