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CONTENTS OFFICIALS CITIZEN_NETWORKS ISSUE_GROUPS REGIONAL_GROUPS LISTS OFFICIAL_DOCS CITIZEN_DOCS
A global campaign webliography - Part 1
GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN TRADE FORCES
WTO Official Other_Global_Blocs Regional Blocs Global_Lobbies Sectoral Lobbies:
Global_Finance National Bodies National Lobbies SME Organisations Agribusiness
Strategic Lobbies Prisons_Industry Sustainability Transport Lawyers
    Information   Trade_in_Services
         

 

THE "OFFICIALS" 
            

World Trade Organization (WTO):
Organisation Mondiale Commerciale (OMC)
http://www.wto.org * / en es fr
Latest News and news archive http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm
Doha Agenda http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/dda_e.htm
Cancun failure http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min03_e/min03_e.htm
Structure of the WTO (independent academic site)
http://www.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ355/choi/wtoworks.htm


European Union and European Commission:

Europa - European Union home page (multilingual gateway)
http://europa.eu.int/

EU, World Trade and WTO
http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/wto_overview/index_en.htm

What's New on the EU site
http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/whats_new/index_en.htm

Trade News
http://europa.eu.int/comm/trade/index_en.htm

Search facility (multilingual)
http://europa.eu.int/geninfo/query_en.htm

Development Gateway (a World Bank initiative)
http://topics.developmentgateway.org/

Washington Council on International Trade
http://www.wcit.org

 

National Authorities (WTO Member Countries)

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://www.dfat.gov.au/

APEC pages
Global Issues index
WTO post-Seattle FAQ
Public hearings in September and October 1999 (outcomes now included)
Cairns Group
Trade Negotiations division home page
Treaties (on austlii site)
Washington DC Embassy

Australian Reserve Bank
http://www.rba.gov.au/
Monthly updated statistics
http://www.rba.gov.au/bulletin/bu_tables.html

Canadian Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / en fr
http://www.international.gc.ca/index.aspx
Trade negotiations and Agreements
http://www.international.gc.ca/tna-nac/menu-en.asp

Canadian International Trade Tribunal
http://www.citt.gc.ca/

Finnish EU Presidency
http://presidency.finland.fi

Indonesia's Permanent Mission in Geneva
http://www.mission-indonesia.org
WTO pages http://www.mission-indonesia.org/modules/article.php?lang=en&articleid=228

UK Dept of Trade and Industry
http://www.dti.gov.uk/index.html
Europe and World Trade http://www.dti.gov.uk/europeandtrade/index.html

US Department of Agriculture
www.usda.gov

US Department of State / e
http://www.state.gov/
Information--Economic Issues http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/econ/

US International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov/

US Market Access and Compliance (MAC)
http://www.mac.doc.gov/
Trade Compliance Centre www.export.gov/tcc/

US Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov/

 

Globalist 'public' organisations
(other 'officials')

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
http://www.fao.org
Codex Alimentarius http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/economic/esn/codex/

G8 Summit Gleneagles 2005
http://www.g8.gov.uk
(Previous G8 official documents are also available from this site)
Final communiqué http://www.fco.gov.uk/Files/kfile/PostG8_Gleneagles_Communique.pdf 

G20 Group of 'developing countries with special interest in agriculture' / en pt more
http://www.g-20.mre.gov.br/index.asp

G77 Group of developing countries more
South Summit, Havana, 10-14 Apr 2000 http://esa.un.org/ffd/policydb/PolicyTexts/G77-2.htm
2nd South Summit, oha, 12-16 Jun 2005 http://www.g77-doha.org/index.html

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
http://www.oecd.org
OECD Guidelines for MNEs http://www.oecd.org//daf/investment/guidelines/

OECD's Trade Policy
http://www.oecd.org/department/0,2688,en_2649_33705_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

Trilateral Commission
http://www.trilateral.org/

United Nations (UN)
http://www.un.org/

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) /en fr es
http://www.unctad.org
International Investment Agreements http://www.unctad.org/iia

United Nations Development Programme
http://www.undp.org

United Nations Global Compact more
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/

United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
http://www.unhchr.ch/

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
http://www.unido.org/

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
http://www.wbcsd.ch/

World Economic Forum (WEF)
http://www.weforum.org
Worldlink magazine http://www.worldlink.co.uk/

 

Small/Medium Economy (SME) Organisations

including Small/Developing Economies (SDEs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) / en fr
http://www.acpsec.org/

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
http://www.caricom.org/

Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery
http://www.crnm.org/

International Tax and Investment Organisation (ITIO) / en more
http://www.itio.org

SIDSnet Small Island Developing States Network / en fr more
http://www.sidsnet.org/

 

Strategic Lobbies and Thinktanks

European Security Forum
http://www.eusec.org/

International Affairs and Security Network (ISN)
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS --London)
http://www.iiss.org

 

Finance Organisations

Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org/

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
http://www.imf.org

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/
International Development Association (IDA)
http://www.worldbank.org/ida/
Relationships with Civil Society Organisaions
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
http://www.miga.org/

World Bank's Development Gateway / en more
http://www.developmentgateway.org/

 

Prisons Industry (See also Prison Justice)

Death Penalty Indiana (1000+ links)
http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/links/dplinks.htm

Death Penalty Information Center
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/

G4S Plc (incorporating former Wackenhut Corporation and Securicor)
www.g4s.us/En-US/Who%20we%20are/History/

 

Regional Trade Interest Blocs
(
including 'free trade' and other strategic groupings)
[See also anti-free-trade networks]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) / en members' list / websites
http://www.apecsec.org.sg/
News briefings/progress reports
http://www.apecsec.org.sg/business_center/news_briefing/newsbrief.html
Virtual Library
http://www.apecsec.org.sg/virtualib/v-lib.html

Australian APEC Index page
www.dfat.gov.au/apec  

Australian APEC Study Centre (at Monash University, Melbourne)
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ausapec/ with substantial links page

BizAPEC (information for business)
http://www.bizapec.com/main.htm

United States APEC Index
http://www.apec.org

US Department of State, APEC homepage / en (with other APEC links)
http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/ea/apec/homepage.htm

APEC New Zealand '99
http://www.apec.govt.nz/

Education Ministerial Meeting, Singapore, Apr 00
http://aemm.moe.edu.sg/

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
http://www.asean.or.id/ or http://www.aseansec.org/
ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) http://www.aseansec.org/menu.asp?action=4&content=16

AFTA Online: http://www.aftaonline.com/


Cairns Group / en more
http://www.cairnsgroup.org/index.html
http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/cairns_group/index.html
[The most updated site seems to be:]
Cairns Group Farm Leaders http://www.cairnsgroupfarmers.org/


Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)
http://www.mac.doc.gov/CBI/webmain/intro.htm
http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/ar/islands/afcarib.htm


Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) / en
http://usembassy.or.cr/Cafta/cafta.html


COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) / en more
http://www.comesa.int/
(Kenyan briefing) http://www.winne.com/Kenya/COMESA.htm
(Zambia briefing) http://www.lowdown.co.zm/oct00/comesa.htm
(Zimbabwe) http://www.zimtrade.co.zw/newsletter/February/Comesa/body_comesa.html

EU-MERCOSUR Translateral Pact negotiations
http://europa.eu.int/comm/external_relations/mercosur/intro/index.htm

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed)
http://www.euromed.net/

European Union Trade website* / en fr
http://trade-info.cec.eu.int/europa/index_en.php

FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas --ALCA in Spanish)
http://www.ftaa-alca.org/Alca_e.asp

2001 Summit of the Americas (Canadian Govt site) / en fr es pt
http://www.americascanada.org/eventsummit/menu-e.asp
Summit of the Americas Information Network and Follow-up Office / en es
http://www.summit-americas.org/

Organisation of American States / en es fr pt
http://www.oas.org/
Trade Information
http://www.sice.oas.org

Official site of the FTAA Nov 1999 Toronto meeting:
http://www.abfcanada.com/
Ministerial Declaration (PDF file)
http://www.americascanada.com/eventftaa/documents/speeches/ftaa-closingspeech-e.pdf

MERCOSUR Secretariat (Montevideo) /es /pt
http://www.mercosur.org.uy/
Other sources:
http://www.mercosur.com /es
http://www.americasnet.com/mauritz/mercosur/ /en es pt
WEF Santiago Summit, May 1999:
http://www.weforum.org/Activities/Regional/Mercosur/live99/
trade and investment report:
http://www.mercosurinvestment.com/

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Secretariat
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/
NAFTA-NET International trade site
http://www.nafta.net/it.htm

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) - formerly South Pacific Forum more
http://www.forumsec.org.fj/
Mirror site:
http://chacmool.sdnp.undp.org/pacific/forumsec/default1.htm
Australian DFAT page http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/spacific/regional_orgs/spf.html
N Z DFT
http://www.mft.govt.nz/foreign/regions/sthpacific/forumnauru/forumnauru.html
Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/spacific/regional_orgs/crop.html

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
http://www.saarc-sec.org/
South Asian Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA)
http://www.south-asia.com/saarc/sapta.htm

South Pacific Forum (SPF) - see Pacific Islands Forum above

Southern African Development Community (SADC) [in transition to a trading bloc]
http://www.sadc.int/

TABD (Transatlantic Business Dialogue)
http://www.tabd.com/
See also Oct 2001 briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory
http://www.corporateeurope.org/tabd/troubled.html

US-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Co-operation Forum
First Forum 2001 and Second Forum 2003
http://www.agoa.mu

African Growth and Opportunity Act
http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/af/trade/homepage.htm

 

Global industry lobby groups (See also Global 'Public' Organisations )

[for a critical survey of the major corporate lobbies, refer to Transnationale ]

Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) more
http://www.focal.ca

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)* / en
http://www.ceps.be/

European Business Summit (EBS)
http://www.ebsummit.org

European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT)
http://www.ert.be/

European Policy Centre, Brussels
http://www.theepc.be/

Expo 2000, Hannover (in association with WTO)
http://www.expo2000.de/

Heritage Foundation (USA)
http://www.heritage.org/

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
http://www.iccwbo.org
ICC's case for a global economy
http://www.iccwbo.org/home/menu_case_for_the_global_economy.asp

International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
http://www.ifap.org/

Keidanren (Japan)
http://www.keidanren.or.jp/

Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) - members more
http://www.pecc.net/

Union of Industrial and Employers' Confederations of Europe (UNICE)
http://www.unice.org/ (slow loading)
More information at:
http://www.firewall.brainstorm.co.uk/CBI/public/UNICE.html

US Council for International Business (USCIB)
http://www.uscib.org/

World Trade Agenda (fortnightly commentary from Geneva)* /en
http://www.tradeagenda.com/

 

National lobby groups

American-Australian Free Trade Agreement Coalition (AAFTAC)
http://128.121.179.198/

Australia United States Free Trade Agreement Business Group*
http://www.austa.net/

International Trade Strategies Ltd (Australia)
http://www.tradestrategies.com.au/

Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute* / en fr il more
http://www.export.gov.il/eng/

Tradelink (Hong Kong)
http://www.tradelink.com.hk/tlk.htm

Zimtrade Online (Zimbabwe) trade network

http://www.zimtrade.co.zw/

 

Sectoral lobby groups

AGRIBUSINESS

Agribusiness Association of Australia more
http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) / en fr
http://www.cafta.org/

Cotton World (Australia)
http://www.cottonworld.com.au/

 

TRADE LAWYERS

Appleton & Associates (NAFTA specialists)* / en
http://www.appletonlaw.com/2c-services.htm

NAFTALAW.ORG * /en
http://www.naftaclaims.com/

The National Security Archive's Nafta Documents
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB65/

 

TRADE IN SERVICES

European Services Forum
http://www.esf.be/
Documents (including Integral GATS treaty text)

Global Services Network (GSN)
more
http://www.globalservicesnetwork.com

Services Business Network of the Americas (RedServ)
http://www.globalservicesnetwork.com/redserv.htm

US Coalition of Service Industries
http://www.uscsi.org/

 

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Business Action for Sustainable Development \ en more
http://basd.free.fr/

 

TRANSPORT/COMMUNICATIONS

Hutchison Whampoa Limited (Hong Kong)
http://www.hutchison-whampoa.com/eng/index.htm

Jardine Matheson
http://www.jardine-matheson.com/

The Swire Group

http://www.swire.com/

 

INFORMATION

Contemporary Africa Database * / en
http://africadatabase.org/about.html

 


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