Spotlight On Your State: California
International trade agreements can bind state policies to restrictive government procurement rules.
- California governors have committed the state to be bound to the following trade agreements' restrictive government procurement provisions:
Under the WTO GATS state policies can be bound to international rules on service-sectors
Under NAFTA and other trade agreements, corporations can use closed trade tribunals to privately enforce an extreme set of investor rights by suing the United States over the actions of state or local governments