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GIIA gives evidence to International Trade Select Committee

New CEO Jon Phillips discusses the importance of international legal protections for global investors with UK MPs exploring the inner workings of trade agreements.

This week saw GIIA give evidence to the UK’s cross-party parliamentary International Trade Select Committee on the importance of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) to members, especially across emerging markets.

Acting CEO Jon Phillips went on to stress that the primary beneficiaries of private infrastructure investment are pension savers across public and private sectors, highlighting the importance, especially in that context, of “a degree of protection… so that investments are ultimately protected from unreasonable, discriminatory, unfair treatment. That is, at the end of the day, what the ISDS is there to do.”

You can watch the full session on Parliament TV.