Coalition of service industries aims to reduce barriers to services trade and ensure that U.S. economic policies reflect the importance of the service sector.
Provides information in real time on state measures taken that are likely to discriminate against foreign commerce.
A free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. entities (citizens, industries, organizations) an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect their businesses and their access to international markets.
Database of existing individual trade barriers exporters might encounter.
Coordinates U.S. Government resources and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
US/LEAP (formerly the U.S./Guatemala Labor Education Project) is an independent non-profit organization that supports economic justice and basic rights for workers in Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
The WTO is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, the legal ground-rules for international commerce and for trade policy. The agreements have three main objectives: to help trade flow as freely as possible, to achieve further liberalization gradually through negotiation, and to set up an impartial means of settling disputes.
The WTO's documentation, applications and remedies for countries facing balance-of-payment difficulties.
The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) covers international trade in goods. The workings of the GATT agreement are the responsibility of the Council for Trade in Goods (Goods Council) which is made up of representatives from all WTO member countries.
The WTO's members agreement on the type of "safeguard" action (i.e., restrict imports of a product temporarily) to protect a specific domestic industry from an increase in imports of any product which is causing, or which is threatening to cause, serious injury to the industry.
The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade tries to ensure that regulations, standards, testing and certification procedures by member countries do not create unnecessary obstacles to the importation of goods and products.
Historical and documents on the issue of Textiles and quotas which are being phased out in this industry under the new WTO agreement.
The World Trade Organization's listing of documents, agreements and position on Anti-dumping.
The World Trade Organization's listing of documents, agreements and position on Subsidies and Countervailing Duties.
The World Trade Organization's listing of documents, agreements and position on Technical Barriers to Trade.