Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, investor-state dispute settlement and China

Axel Berger, Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

February 2015

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


This Perspective argues that since China has been a strong proponent of investment arbitration for more than a decade, Beijing is likely to favor the mechanism in a future EU-China deal – irrespective of whether it is included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement