Fighting to improve the damaging WTO and its corporate-rigged pacts

Established in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) transformed the 1947 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) into an enforceable global commerce agency with one-size-fits-all binding rules to which every signatory country is required to conform its domestic policies. The WTO operates as a Trojan horse mechanism to implement corporate-rigged non-trade policies that often fail in democratic fora. While the GATT covered traditional trade matters, like cutting tariffs and opening quotas, the WTO enforces a dozen agreements that have nothing to do with trade.

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Our Work

Here are some resources that advocates and researchers are using to fight for U.S. trade policy that works for us all.