The United Nations
Offers access to United Nations documents, services, and all U.N. bodies.
Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)
The Northwestern University IGO list. Offers links to IGO website homepages.
The American Society of International Law
The mission of the American Society of International Law is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice..
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
The ICC provides a forum for businesses and other organizations to explore the nature and significance of the major shifts taking place in the world economy. It offers a channel for supplying business leadership to help governments manage those shifts for the benefit of the world economy as a whole.
Organization of American States (OAS)
The OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere.
U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA)
The ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.
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The primary role of the Import Administration is to enforce effectively the U.S. unfair trade laws and to develop and implement other policies and programs aimed at countering foreign unfair trade practices.
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
The mission of the ITC is to: administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; provide the President, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and Congress with independent, quality analysis, on matters relating to tariffs and international trade and competitiveness; and maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments.
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Most of the WTO agreements are the result of the 1986–94 Uruguay Round negotiations. There are about 60 agreements and decisions totaling 550 pages. Negotiations since then have produced additional legal texts such as the Information Technology Agreement, services and accession protocols.
Findlaw Trade Opinion Summaries
A current news summary of recent international trade cases.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
A CIESIN thematic guide linking to primary GATT documents.
The NAFTA Secretariat, comprised of a Canadian Section, a Mexican Section and a United States Section, is responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement. This site contains information on the dispute settlement proceedings, legal texts and panel decisions and reports respecting the NAFTA.