Tradelines News

Get the latest news and updates on cross-border customs and international trade.

Tribunal Rejects Bridge Company’s $3.5-billion NAFTA Claim against Canada

Posted April 20, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Dave Battagello – Windsor Star)

A $3.5-billion claim for damages by the Ambassador Bridge company against the Canadian government for alleged violations of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been rejected in Washington by a three-member tribunal.

The NAFTA challenge was launched over five years ago by lawyers for billionaire bridge owner Matty Moroun who accused Canada of seeking to steal away toll revenues by backing the planned $2.1-billion Detroit River International Crossing project.

Traffic projections have indicated up to 75% of truck traffic using the Ambassador Bridge will instead use the new DRIC bridge when it opens in 2020. Click here to read more.