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. 

Government associations

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)

International organizations

We have collaborated with several NGOs on policy analysis and presentations to international meetings. 

  • International Labor Organization (ILO – Washington office)
  • Public Services International  (Ferney-Voltaire Cedex, France)
  • South Centre (Geneva)
  • Third World Network (Geneva)
  • UN Economic Commission on Latin American and the Caribbean

Nonprofit organizations 

  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
  • Boston University, Pardee Center
  • Forum on Democracy and Trade
  • Friends of the Earth, USA
  • Greens Group of the European Parliament
  • Health Justice, Manila
  • Heinrich Boell Foundation
  • Mesa Tecnica de La Oroya, Peru
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINS)
  • Presbyterian Church USA, World Mission –Peru
  • Public Citizen
  • Sierra Club
  • Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

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