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International Trade Committee

The International Trade Committee addresses issues relating to the international trade in goods and services and the legal mechanisms used to regulate trade.  The Committee monitors developments on the national and international levels.  Specifically, the Committee looks at new legislation, policy initiatives and the enforcement power of U.S. agencies such as the Department of Commerce (e.g. BIS, ITA), USITC, Customs & Border Protection and the Department of State and international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and UNCITRAL. The Committee also focuses on multilateral and bilateral trade agreements such as NAFTA and dispute settlement of cases brought under such agreements


Recent Reports

The Lisbon Treaty's Impact on U.S. - EU Trade, Investment and Finance (December 2010) ( PDF )
Subject area: Lisbon Treaty

Preferential Trade Agreements and the WTO: Impetus or Impediment? (May 2010)( PDF )
Subject area: Preferential trade agreements

Letter to the US Department of State regarding new policy adopted by the Response Team of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls concerning inquiries from external legal counsel (December 2008)( PDF )
Subject area: Trade controls

For the full list of committee reports click here