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November 1999


Editorial: The Biggest Question—Globalization, World Trade and You
By Mia MacDonald
It’s called the Big Question, and it will be asked when world leaders, bureaucrats, technocrats, corporate CEOs and a broad coalition of activists gather later this month at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting in Seattle.

WTO 101: The World Trade Organization for Beginners
By Samantha Knowlden
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a group of nations and “customs territories” (i.e., the European Union or EU) that have agreed to conduct their trade according to WTO trade agreements.

MAI Free Zones? An International Agreement and What’s at Stake for You
By Tracy Rysavy
The Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) began in 1995... the MAI has been called “NAFTA on steroids” by its detractors because, they say, it’s bigger and meaner.

The World Trade Organization—Current Disputes and Determinations
By Terri Lujan
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization dealing with the global rules of trade between nations



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