International Trade

Research Guides

Recommended siteASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

Contains chapters the European Union; Human Rights; International Commercial Arbitration; International Criminal Law; International Economic Law; International Environmental Law; International Intellectual Property Law; International Organizations; Private International Law; Treaties; and the United Nations. Is augmented by EISIL, see the Web Directories section below.

International Trade Law

Research Guide from Georgetown University Law Library.

From GATT to the WTO and Beyond

Research Guide from Georgetown University Law Library.

Guide on the Harmonization of International Commercial Law

Part of the GlobalLex series of research guides from NYU Law, this guide is written by Duncan Alford.

Regional Research Guides

Research Guide on the Trading Systems in the Asian-Pacific Region: APEC, ASEAN and their Members

Part of the GlobalLex series of research guides from NYU Law, this guide is written by Chenglin Liu.

Regional Trade Agreements in Africa: A Historical and Bibliographic Account of ECOWAS and CEMAC

Part of the GlobalLex series of research guides from NYU Law, this guide is written by Victor Essien.

Basic Info and Online Sources for NAFTA and CAFTA Research

North American Free Trade Agreement and United States-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement - Part of the GlobalLex series of research guides from NYU Law, this guide is written by Francisco Avalos and Maureen Garmon.

A Guide to MERCOSUR Legal Research: Sources and Documents

Part of the GlobalLex series of research guides from NYU Law, this guide is written by Edgardo Rotman.

International Commercial Arbitration Research Guides

International commercial arbitration

Research Guide from Georgetown University Law Library.

International Commercial Arbitration Charlotte L. Bynum's Research Guide

Cornell Law Library

Websites & Portals

Recommended siteEISIL International Economic Law

The site includes sections on: basic sources; GATT/WTO System; International Trade Law; International Financial Law; Regional Economic Integration; International Development Law; Regulation of Foreign Investment; Intellectual Property Rights; Competition (Antitrust); Electronic Commerce; Labour; International Commercial Arbitration (Dispute Settlement); and Transnational Corporations.

Recommended siteLex Mercatoria

Predominantly a international commercial law site which has expanded to cover topics such human rights and environmental law.

Heiros Gamos: Trade Law / International Trade Law

This section of the portal Heiros Gamos focuses on trade between nations. Commercial law focuses on intra-state transactions.

WORLDLII: International Trade

links for international trade by country, international organisations, etc.

European Unions' Trade

Covering multilateral and bilateral issues, sectoral and geographical topics, and all current trade policy debates.

Summaries of EU Legislation: External trade

EU official website which provides summaries of EU legislation. The above links to the section on trade.

CSIG Database

From Pace University this is a site for materials relating to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Organisations

Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
European Union (EU)
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Group 8 Information Centre
Group of 77
Hague Conference on Private International Law
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
SICE - Foreign Trade Investment System (OAS)
UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

See also: CLOUT - Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts

UN International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

See also: UNILEX - case law and bibliographies relating to the CISG and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
World Bank Group
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Trade Organisation (WTO)


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