-- Trade clients and collaborators
For the past two decades, we have supported state governments, international coalitions, and public interest advocates who work on trade and investment policy. Their goal is to preserve space for governments to provide or regulate essential services (e.g., energy, health care, food markets), set labor standards, and regulate products that affect the environment and public health.
State oversight commissions
Several states have created commissions that request our testimony at oversight hearings and analysis for corresponding with their congressional delegations and U.S. trade negotiators.
- Maine – Maine Citizens Trade Policy Commission
- Vermont - Study Committee on International Trade and State Sovereignty
- Washington – Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Trade Policy
- Utah – Utah International Trade Commission
- New Hampshire – New Hampshire Trade Policy Commission
National associations of state and local governments request our presentations at their conventions and use our analysis to correspond with congressional committees and U.S. trade negotiators.
- Council of State Governments (CSG)
- Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC)
- National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
- National Association of Counties (NACO)
- International Municipal Lawyers' Association (IMLA)
We have collaborated with several NGOs on policy analysis and presentations to international meetings.
- South Centre (Geneva)
- Third World Network (Geneva)
- UN Economic Commission on Latin American and the Caribbean
- International Labor Organization (ILO – Washington office)
Forum on Democracy & Trade
The Forum maintains an archive of our work as an online resource for public officials who work on trade policy.