- Organizations related to Trade Regulations
- Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation
AITIC is an intergovernmental organisation, based in Geneva, whose goal is to help less-advantaged countries (LACs) to benefit from the globalisation process in general and the multilateral trading system in
particular by assisting them in taking a more active part in the work ofthe World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade-related organisations in Geneva, as well as the negotiations under the auspices of the former.
- Federation of International Trade Associations
FITA (The Federation of International Trade Associations) has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, international logisticsmanagement, international finance and more. The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related
- Global Trade Watch
Global Trade Watch (GTW) is a division of Public Citizen, the national consumer and environmental group founded in 1971. Public Citizen has about 90,000 due-paying members mainly in the U.S. GTW was created in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. Having built unique substantive capacity and diverse contacts with other public interest organizations, the press and policy-makers, GTW’s work makes Public Citizen one of the few progressive U.S. organizations focused full-time on globalization
- International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) was established in Geneva in September 1996 to contribute to a better understanding of development and environment concerns in the context of international trade. As an independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation, ICTSD engages a broad range of actors in ongoing dialogue about trade and sustainable development. With a wide network of governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental partners, ICTSD plays a unique systemic role as a provider of original, non-partisan reporting and facilitation services at the intersection of international trade and sustainable development.
- International Chamber of Commerce
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, fromarbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime.
- International Trade Administration
ITA’s mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. Trade.gov provides you access to ITA’s valuable information and servicesregarding U.S. international trade policy.
- Organization of American State’s Foreign Trade Information System
SICE – the Organization of American State’s Foreign Trade InformationSystem – centralizes information on trade policy in the Americas. On the SICE Website, you will find the full texts of trade agreements in
force for OAS Member States, new and ongoing trade policy developments, information on national trade-related legislation, links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy informationand more! SICE, with more than ten years online, strives to provide OASmember states and other users up-to-date and relevant information.
- World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the
world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
- Development Banks
- African Development Bank Group
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
- Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
- World Bank Group
- World Bank
- International Monetary Fund
- International Finance Corporation
- United Nations
- United Nations (UN)
- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Economic and Social Development, United Nations
- United Nations Development Program
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
- World Customs Organization
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- World Regions and Trade Organizations
Abbreviation Organization Members AGOA African Growth and Opportunity Act Angola,Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia,
Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Australia,Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New
Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations Brunei Darussalam, Burma (Myanmar),Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam CAFTA-DR Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement Costa Rica,Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua CAN Andean Community Bolivia, Colombia , Ecuador , Peru CARICOM Caribbean Community and Common Market Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St.
Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
CEMAC Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa Cameroon, Central African Republic , Chad , Congo , Equatorial Guinea , Gabon CIS Commonwealth of Independent States Armenia,Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan COMESA Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Burundi,Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda,
Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
ECO Economic Cooperation Organization Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan EFTA European Free Trade Association Iceland, Liechtenstein , Norway , Switzerland EU-27 European Union Austria,Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas Antiguaand Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname,
Trinidad and Tobago, United States,Uruguay, Venezuela
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council Bahrain, Kuwait , Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates GSTP Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries Algeria,Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Egypt,
Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Burma (Myanmar), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic ofKorea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam,Zimbabwe
MERCOSUR Southern Common Market Argentina, Brazil , Paraguay , Uruguay NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement Canada, Mexico , United States OAS Organization of American States Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay,Venezuela OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Bangladesh, Bhutan ,India ,Maldives , Nepal , Pakistan , Sri Lanka SACU South African Customs Union Botswana, Lesotho , Namibia , South Africa , Swaziland SADC South African Development Community Angola,Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania,
UEMOA/WAEMU West African Economic and Monetary Union Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo