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Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch blog on globalization and trade


What's New – Global Trade Watch

  • April 25: REPORT: Trump's First 100 Days: Federal Contracting with Corporate Offshorers Continues (PDF)
  • April 25: Press Release: New Report Reveals Trump Is Not Punishing Corporations that Offshore American Jobs, but Awarding Them New Government Contracts

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Press Releases:

» (2/7/06) Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

» (12/12/05) A controversial World Trade Organization (WTO) services agreement that will be discussed at this week’s WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong poses a serious threat to state and local authority over land use policy, according to a briefing paper released today by Public Citizen.

» (6/23/05) Statement of Lori M. Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

» (6/9/05) While 30 more members of Congress voted today to remove the United States from the WTO than in 2000, the floor statements of those voting for continued membership were often as critical and demanding of change in the institution as were the statements of those who supported withdrawal – signaling a challenge for the WTO Doha Round, Public Citizen said today.

» (4/7/05) A World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling today that the federal law ban on Internet gambling violates U.S. WTO obligations deepens the crisis of legitimacy the troubled institution already faces after the results of a decade of its operations have eroded support from developing countries and a growing number in the U.S. Congress alike, said Public Citizen.

» (2/14/05) The majority of shrimp that consumers eat in the United States is imported, but the international laws and institutions that govern its production and trade don’t protect either the consumers who eat the shrimp or the countries whose environments and coastal communities are being destroyed by the shrimp farms, said Public Citizen today as it released a fourth report, part of its Pharmed Shrimp series and part of a continuing public education campaign on imported farm-raised shrimp.

» (1/11/05) A decade after the Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) was launched, a growing array of U.S. laws has come under attack in the WTO’s closed dispute resolution tribunals, while claims made by WTO proponents that the institution would increase U.S. wages by $1,700 per year for the average American family and enhance global economic stability have not been realized, Public Citizen said today.

» (8/2/04) Future talks under the framework issued this weekend by the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be extremely difficult because the text was hammered out in secret without the participation of many WTO countries, Public Citizen said today.

» (3/30/04) Public Citizen, the national consumer group, announced the release today of Whose Trade Organization?: A Comprehensive Guide to the WTO.

» (12/4/03) At least people will drop the canard about the World Trade Organization (WTO) having no power after witnessing the president of the world’s most powerful country being forced to reverse his policy and eliminate steel tariffs even when it puts him in a political bind.

» (6/21/00) Press release on the Seattle coalition's focus on turning the WTO's corporate managed trade rules around.

» (3/2/00) Administration Ignores Seattle Warning, Inflexibility Puts WTO Future at Risk

» (10/13/99) Statement by Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook that sadly, the concerned voices were right. The situation we face today is grave.

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