International Trade, Business, and Economic Law

Research Guides

Comprehensive Sites

Other Useful Sites



Business/Commercial Law, Generally


Investment Treaties and Investment Dispute Settlement

Sale of Goods

  • CISG Database Pace University Law School Institute of International Commerical Law and Pace Law Library.  This database on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) has many features, including CISG text and legislative history, cases, scholarly materials, annotated text of CISG, practice guides, and links to related resources
  • Global Sales Law Project Faculty of Law, University of Basel. Includes CISG online
  • UNILEX on CISG and UNIDROIT Principles. Centre for Comparative and Foreign Law Studies. A database of international case law and bibliography on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts

Trade Law

  • Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT). United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Information on court decisions and arbitral awards relating to UNCITRAL conventions and model laws
  • GATT Digital Library: 1947-1994 A project of Stanford University and the World Trade Organization, this site provides access to documents and information of and about the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. One must register to use the site, but registration is free
  • Integrated Database of Trade Disputes for Latin America and the Caribbean (IDATD). Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)/Comisión Económica para AmÉrica Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).  Searchable database of Information on trade disputes within the WTO, NAFTA, Andean Community, MERCOSUR, CACM, and CARICOM. Includes searching by subject across dispute resolution systems. Also available in Spanish
  • Latin American Trade Network (LATN). Research and news articles on various aspects of trade in Latin America
  • Juris International. International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO; University of Montreal; University of Nancy. Materials relating to international trade, including: international legal instruments; contracts--models and drafting; dispute resolution centers; business lawyer associations; electronic commerce; OHADA texts and overview
  • SICE: Foreign Trade Information System (OAS). Information and documents on trade policy in the western hemisphere
  • WTO Regional Trade Agreements Information System World Trade Organization.  A comprehensive database of regional trade agreements that have been notified to the WTO

Organizations and Agencies

(See also our International Organizations and United States Government Agencies page.)

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