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International Trade Law Research

This guide assists patrons at the UCONN Law Library find accessible international trade materials. This guide is meant to help you find these sources, but it is just a starting place.

Caribbean

Websites:

  • CARICOM [official website]- (formerly Caribbean Free Trade Association)

Africa

Websites:

  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) [official website] Includes Benin, Burkino Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinee, Guinee Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

See Africa Economic Development Institute (AEDI) Free Trade Agreeement database for texts of bilateral and multilateral African Trade Agreements

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North America

Websites:

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South America

Websites:

  • MERCOSUR/L [offical website in Spanish & Portuguese] is the regional South American trade association - Inculdes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela and Bolivia.
  • Comunidad Andina (Andean Community of Nations (CAN) formerly Andean Pact) [official website in Spanish] - includes Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

Selected titles in Law Library's collection:

  • Franca, Lixinski & Olmos Guipponi, eds., The law of MERCOSUR, 2010 - print at call no. KH736.M47 L38 2010

Central America

Websites:

Asia

Websites:

  • Sourth Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) [official website] - Part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Asia-PacificTrade Agreement (APTA, formerly known as the Bangkok Agreement) [official website - UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - ESCAP]

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Pacific Region

Website:

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) [Wikipedia entry] - Parties: Chile, Brunei, Singapore, New Zealand; Agreement Reached:  United States [withdrew January 2017], Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Vietnam; Interested Parties: South Korea, Colombia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia.

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Note that we also have electronic access to various U.S. Government hearings, reports and other documents regarding the TPP.  Check the catalog or ask a librarian for assistance in locating these.

Europe

Websites:

  • European Union (EU) -  formerly Euorpean Communities, European Common Market) - [official website] - Includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
  • Eurasian Customs Union  [Eurasian Economic Commission - official website in Russian with English version, ] - Includes Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova and Armenia. May be superseded by Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) aka Eurasian Union (EAU) in 2015 according to treaty signed May 29. 2014 between Belaurs, Kazakhstan and Russia.

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