Private Dispute Resolution in the NAFTA Region

Expanding international trade creates a growing need for fair, expeditious and cost-effective resolution of disputes arising out of international commercial transactions.  Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a set of private, consensual processes, such as mediation or arbitration, designed to meet these needs and is the method of choice to resolve disputes that arise when doing business in today's world.

The countries of NAFTA recognized the importance of facilitating these types of private international dispute resolution by establishing the Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (The NAFTA 2022 Committee).  To assist private investors and businesses, the NAFTA 2022 Committee has prepared and posted on this website materials designed to guide individuals and businesses in the decision making process with respect to ADR and to facilitate its use throughout the NAFTA Region.

On this website you will find the following resources: