The growth of international trade has generated a complex and ever-expanding body of primary law, including treaties and international agreements, national legislation (unilateral measures), and case law adjudicating inter-state trade disputes. This research guide focuses on the multilateral trading system administered by the World Trade Organization and on the major regional trade agreements to which the U.S. is a party.
For research involving disputes between foreign investors and host states, consult the Law Library's guide to International Investment Law. For research involving transnational commercial disputes between private parties, consult the Law Library's guide to International Commercial Arbitration.
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