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Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report
Current reports providing coverage of federal, state, and international competition and deceptive trade practices law news and developments. The license to this database restricts access to SIU Law Users only.
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
Database of authenticated primary materials, authoritative websites, and helpful research guides to a broad range of international law topics on the Internet. Users can connect directly to the web resource that interests them by clicking on its title, but will also find valuable added information through a "More Information" link, including legal citations, entry into force and signature dates, amendments and brief descriptions. Go to "About EISIL" for more information on the project.
Publisher: American Society for International Law.

Electronic Library on International Trade Law and the CISG
Pace database on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and International Commercial Law. Includes the complete annotated text of the CISG, cases on the CISG, scholarly materials, and related documents and resources.
Publisher: Pace University School of Law.

Export-Import Bank of the United States
official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Foreign Trade Information System (SICE)
A broad collection of documents and information on Trade Treaties, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and other trade issues. Includes a glossary Maintained by the Organization of American States Trade Unit.

"International business resource desk" includes in-depth Country Insights for 196 countries, a directory of Global Resources on a wide range of business topics, Market Potential Indicators for 24 emerging markets, and a Glossary of terms and acronyms used for international business.
Publisher: Michigan State University.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty.

International Trade Administration
Library of international trade information organized by country, region and industry, as well as assistance centers focused on importing and exporting, trade information and guides, and trade compliance. Also includes detailed guides for doing business in specific countries.
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce. International Trade Administration.

International Trade Law: An Overview
One of the Legal Information Institute's ";Law About ..." pages, which provide brief summaries of law topics with links to key primary source material, other Internet resources, and useful offnet references.
Publisher: Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute.

Lex Mercatoria
Describing itself as "International Commercial Law and E-Commerce Infrastructure Monitor," this site provides links to international legal and business materials, as well as four RSS news feeds on commercial law and related topics.
Publisher: hosted by Law Faculty of the University of Oslo, Norway, in fellowship with Institute of International Commercial Law, Pace University School of Law, courtesy of Cameron May International Legal Publishers.

NAFTA Secretariat
Established pursuant to Article 2002 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); administers the mechanisms specified under the NAFTA to resolve trade disputes between national industries and/or governments in a fair, timely and impartial manner.

Private International Law
Includes treaties and other information on private international law of such areas as trade and commerce, finance and banking, trusts and estates, family and children matters, and international judicial assistance, as well as links to websites maintained by major intergovernmental organizations concerned with unification and development of private international law.
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of State. Office of the Assistant Legal Advisor for Private International Law.

U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UNCITRAL is the core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. The site provides a collection of conventions, model laws, ratifications, amendments, case law, proceedings, etc.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
UNCTAD is the focal point within the United Nations for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development. Includes sections on Issues in Brief, Statistics, Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Includes links to Customs Duties laws and regulations, Recent Federal Register Notices, Rulings, Bulletins and Decisions, Summary of Laws Enforced by CBP, Informed Compliance Publications, Directives to the Field, and Intellectual Property Rights Search application (IPRS), a searchable database containing public versions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection intellectual property rights recordations.

U.S. International Trade Commission
Current calendar and docket of the USITC including complaints and petitions filed. Includes publications such as the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, fact finding reports, economic effects reports, International Economic Review, Industry, Trade, and Technology Review, reports and opinions for countervailing duties/antidumping (Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930), Global Safeguard investigations (sections 201 and 204 of the Tariff Act of 1974), USITC Congressional Bill Reports and selected testimony, and other publications.

U.S. Trade Representative
Includes full text of treaties and agreements on trade issues, reports and publications of the USTR, recent speeches and testimony on trade policy, Federal Register notices, press releases, and related information.

World Bank Group
Development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty.

World Trade Organization
International organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations; the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments, are the founding charter of the organization and the basis for everything the WTO does. Site includes Information on specific trade topics such as goods, services, intellectual property, the environment, dispute settlement, and government procurement, as well as the legal texts of the WTO agreements, official documents of the councils, committees, working groups, etc., of the WTO.

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