When it is learned that the MP is complaining about the United States and its control over the export trading practices of a major Canadian corporation, Ford Ltd., surprise in in order. How, and more interestingly, why would the United States exercise control over the transactions of a foreign corporation? What has become of Canada's national sovereignty? The answers concern an explosive and intriguing aspect of multinational corporations, involve a conflict between national and international law and furnish a basis for international dispute. The issue is one of national sovereignty and conflicting attempts at control over forcing subsidiaries of multinational corporations by the "home" and "host" countries. When restrictive legislation of the home nation infringes on the host's right of self determination, the issue is joined.
Jack W. Hodges,
The Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917 and Foreign-Based Subsidiaries of American Multinational Corporations: A Time to Abstain from Restraining,
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