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U.S. investment in Canada and Mexico is covered by Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which contains provisions similar to the obligations in U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Like the BITs, Chapter 11 contains provisions designed to protect cross-border investors and facilitate the settlement of investment disputes. Additional information is available at the following websites:

Office of the United States Trade Representative - NAFTA

U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of NAFTA & Inter-American Affairs (Includes NAFTA text)

For information on NAFTA investor-State arbitrations, see the website of the Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, International Claims and Investment Disputes (L/CID).

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