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Links and Resources on International Trade

International Trade and Development

Alliance for Responsible Trade

This site on "responsible trade" is affiliated with organizations throughout Mexico, Canada, and the US. The Alliance for Responsible Trade works to increase awareness about the effects of free trade in the western hemisphere. The website postings further emphasize the need for responsible and sustainable trade agreements.


This site provides information and advocates against bilateral trade and investment agreements that are opening countries to the deepest forms of penetration by transnational corporations. It includes sections on all trade negotiations not handled by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)

The Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International gives credibility to the Fairtrade Labels by providing an independent, transparent and competent certification of social and economic development.

The Global Trade Negotiations Home Page

Maintained at Harvard University's Center for International Development, the Global Trade Negotiations Home Page gathers and disseminates information and research on the multilateral trade system

Global Trade Watch

Global Trade Watch (GTW), a division of Public Citizen, promotes government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena.

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)

The IATP promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

Just Trade

This site, maintained by the Presbyterian Church (USA), is geared to educate and mobilize people to oppose unjust trade agreements and advocate for Fair Trade.

Make Trade Fair

Make Trade Fair is a campaign by Oxfam International and 12 affiliates, calling on governments, institutions, and multinational companies to change the rules so that trade can become part of the solution to poverty, not part of the problem.

Marketshare Matrix

The Marketshare Matrix is a project that maps the global food system. The matrix provides country-specific data that answer important questions like; which companies process the bulk of US beef, where do corporations such as Nestle, Cargill, or Monsanto operate and who are the big soybean processors in Brazil?

Our World Is Not for Sale

This international coalition of activists, social movements, and organizations critique corporate globalization as socially irresponsible. They advocate a trading system based on human rights, environmental sustainability, and democracy.



This site privides links to stories of successful commodity cooperatives in poor countries, proving that fair trade gives world farmers the capital and market access necessary for creating businesses and improving their lives.

The Trade Justice Movement

The Trade Justice Movement is a group of aid agencies, environment and human rights campaigns, fairtrade organizations, faith and consumer groups that campaign for trade justice - not free trade - with the rules weighted to benefit poor people and the environment.

ZNet Global Economics

ZNet offers this Global Economics Crisis site as a source for understanding global economics and trade issues and particularly in preparation for ongoing demonstrations about economic justice.



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