This category is for sites which address the issues surrounding international trade. Businesses related to trade, including trade information services and import/export companies should be submitted to other categories.
This category is for sites of grassroot organizations which discuss, promote, criticize, or write about international trade or otherwise work for or against it, and for related events and projects.
The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is the goal of a process initiated in December 1994, at the first Summit of the Americas, involving 34 Heads of State of the Western Hemisphere. A Free Trade Area of the Americas is schedule to be finished by 2005, eliminating trade and investment barriers on virtually all goods and services traded by member countries, reducing prices for consumers and creating new markets for producers throughout the hemisphere. The opposition to FTAA believe free trade will jeopardize the integrity of non-industrialized and unique economies, ecologically significant regions, democracy and local citizen control, and communities of people who do not possess contemporary forms of wealth, opening them up to the pillaging by capitalist interests. They believe that free trade is organized, supported and likely only benefits financial capital, and not the people. Thanks to those who have submitted to this category, and to websites for linking to it: