International Trade Law Research Guide

This guide features resources on international trade law.


The growth of international trade has generated a complex and ever-expanding body of primary law, including treaties and international agreements, national legislation, and trade dispute settlement case law.  This research guide focuses primarily on the multilateral trading system administered by the World Trade Organization.  It also includes information about regional and bilateral trade agreements, particularly those to which the U.S. is a party.

Key Resources for International Trade Research

See the Subscription Databases page of this research guide for more detailed information about the resources that are briefly described below:

Research Assistance and Help with Related Topics 

If you need assistance with international trade law research, visit the Research Help page of the Georgetown University Law Library's website. Or contact the Law Library's International and Foreign Law Department by phone (202-662-4195) or by email (  Georgetown Law Center students may schedule a one-on-one research consultation with a librarian.

For questions about U.S. customs law and tariffs, consult the Law Library's Customs Law (U.S.) research guide.  For questions about non-U.S. customs law and tariffs, consult the Law Library's Customs Law research guide.

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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