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Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/

International Centre for Commercial Law
http://www.icclaw.com

Available:  Guide to legal markets worldwide, special guides to UK, Ireland, France and Germany, and student databases.  

International Trade Law Project
http://lexmercatoria.net  

Available:  Extensive information on international trade law, including information technology, e-commerce, intellectual property rights, free trade agreements, government procurements, investment, payment and mechanisms, customs, conflict of laws, jurisdiction/enforcement, sale of goods, procedure and evidence, links to law sites and related fields.

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multi/texts/BH004.txt

 

   Multilateral Agreements
 

WTO/GATT Free Trade Agreements: http://www.sice.oas.org/tradee.asp#WTO/GATT

GATT: Adopted Panel Reports Within the Framework of GATT 1947 (1948 - 1994)

http://www.sice.oas.org/DISPUTE/gatdispe.asp
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - GATT 1947

English:http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ur_round/58.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ronda_ur/58.asp

 

Punta del Este Declaration (Launch of the Uruguay Round of GATT Negotiations)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Punta_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Punta_s.asp

 

Final Act of the Uruguay Round and the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (HTML version)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ur_round/urtoc.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/urrnd_f/index.asp
Spanish:http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ronda_ur/rondaind.asp

 

Singapore Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 13 December 1996)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/Singap_s.asp

 

Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products (Singapore, 13 December 1996)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/gatt/itp_s.asp

 

Geneva Ministerial Declaration (Adopted on 20 May 1998)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/GATT/geneva_e.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Gatt/geneva_f.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Gatt/geneva_s.asp

WTO: Adopted Panel Reports, Appellate Body Reports, Arbitrator's Reports and Mutually Acceptable Solutions (1996 - 1999)

http://www.sice.oas.org/dispute/wtoindex.asp

 

Convention on International Trade & Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora (CITES)
http://www.cites.org/

Provides the text of the agreement, in addition to news related to its enforcement.  Includes information regarding related conferences and meetings.

   Regional Agreements

 

Andean Community: Resolutions of the General Secretariat and Rulings of the Court of Justice

Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/Disputee.asp

CACM - Central American Common Market and its Members:

 

General Treaty on Central American Integration

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camertoc.asp
French: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camerf.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camers.asp

 

Legal Instruments of Economic Integration

Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/sica/SGindice.asp

 

Central American Treaty on the Solution of Commercial Controversies

Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/sica/solcontr.asp

 

CARICOM - Caribbean Community and Common Market:

Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/ccmetoc.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccms/crbind_s.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol VII: Disadvantaged Countries, Regions and Sectors)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc7a.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol VI: Transport Policy)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOC6.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol V: Agricultural Policy)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc5.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol IV: Trade Policy)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protoc4a.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol III: Industrial Policy)

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOC3a.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community (Protocol II: Establishment, Services and Capital) - Montego Bay, July 1997

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/PROTOCOL2.asp

 

Protocol Amending the Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community - Chaguaramas, July 4, 1973

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/ccme/protocol1.asp

 

   Temporary Non-Reciprocal Agreements:

 

CARICOM - Colombia

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/caricome.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/caricoms.asp

CARICOM - Venezuela

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/carivex.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/carven1s.asp

 

   Free Trade Agreements:

 

The European Free Trade Agreement EFTA
http://www.efta.int/structure/EFTA/efta-sec.cfm

 

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Process

FTA: Arbitral Panel Reports under Chapter 18 of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
Canada / U.S.: http://www.sice.oas.org/DISPUTE/uscanfta/uscantoc.asp

 

   Summits of the Americas:

 

1994 Miami: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Miami
1998 Santiago: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Santiago

 

   Trade Ministerials and Business Forum:

 

1995 Denver: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#denver
1996 Cartagena: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#carta
1997 Belo Horizonte: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#belo
1998 San Josť: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#costa
1999 Toronto: http://www.sice.oas.org/ftaa_e.asp#Toronto
Official FTAA Site: http://www.ftaa-alca.org/

 

   General Association and Cooperation Agreements:

 

Association of Caribbean States
English: http://www.sice.oas.org/GEN_COOP/ACSTOC.asp

Third Declaration of Tuxtla
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/GEN_COOP/tuxtla_s.asp

Group of Three -- Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela
English: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/G3_E/G3E_TOC.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/go3/G3INDICE.asp

 

   MERCOSUR / MERCOSUL - Southern Common Market:

 

Treaty of Asuncion

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/mrcsrtoc.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/mrcsrinp.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/mrcsrins.asp

Protocol of Ouro Preto

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ourop/index.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/ourop/ouropinp.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/ourop/ouropins.asp

 

Protocol of Brasilia for the Solution of Controversies

English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191e.asp
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN0191.asp

 

Protocol of Colonia

Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN1193p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/AN1193.asp

 

Protocol of Montevideo on Trade in Services in the Southern Common Market
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/an1397s.asp

 

Declaration Concerning Financial Mechanisms for Regional Integration
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/deintreg.asp

 

Agreement between MERCOSUR and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay establishing the location and functions of the Mercosur Administrative Secretariat
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrp/secretar.asp

 

Decisions of the Council of the Common Market
Portuguese and Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/decisions/indice.asp

 

Resolutions of the Common Market Group
Portuguese and Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/resolutions/indice.asp

 

Bolivia - MERCOSUR: Economic Complementation Agreement
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsbo/merbo_p.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsbo/merbo_s.asp

 

Chile - MERCOSUR: Economic Complementation Agreement
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/msch/mschind.asp

 

European Community - MERCOSUR: Interregional Framework Cooperation Agreement
English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/merco_eu/m_eu_toc.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsrs/merco_eu/m_eu_ind.asp

 

Framework Agreement for the Creation of a Free Trade Area between the Andean Community and MERCOSUR
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/Mrcsr/MeAnCo_s.asp

 

Address to the XII Meeting of the Common Market Council
English: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ruggie_e.asp
Spanish: http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/ruggie_s.asp

 

Proceedings of the XXIV Meeting of the Common Market Group
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/FORT.asp

 

Joint Declaration of the Presidents of the Mercosur Countries
Portuguese: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade/MRCSRP/ComPresp.asp

Additional information:

Portuguese:http://www.mre.gov.br/getec/webgetec/bdmsul/inicio.htm
Spanish: http://www.rau.edu.uy/mercosur/

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