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NAFTA - Chapter 11 - Investment

Background Materials on NAFTA Chapter 11

NAFTA Chapter 11 - Trilateral Negotiating Draft Texts

Legal Documents (all documents are in pdf)

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These documents are the draft negotiating texts produced between 1991 and 1993 by the NAFTA investment negotiating group, made up of representatives from each NAFTA Party. With the exception of the initial draft text, dated December 1991 which contains initial proposals, these drafts represented the status of the investment negotiations at the conclusion of each of the negotiating group's meetings and, upon circulation to all three Parties, provided the starting point for discussion at the next meeting.

These documents have been de-classified and are no longer confidential. The NAFTA Free Trade Commission announced the public release of these documents on July 16, 2004.

Note: All negotiating draft texts were prepared in English only for trilateral approval by the Parties during the NAFTA negotiations. Given the need to maintain the integrity of the content of these historical documents, the Government of Canada has not modified or changed them in any way. As such they have not been translated from the original.