Global Trade Watch

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Type Think tank
Founded 1995
Headquarters
Key people Lori Wallach
Area served Global
Focus(es) International Trade
Method(s) Research, lobbying, litigation and appeals, media attention, direct-appeal campaigns
Revenue $15.468 million[1]
Website http://www.citizen.org/trade
This article is about Global Trade Watch (USA). For Global Trade Watch (Australia), see Global Trade Watch (Australia).

Global Trade Watch (GTW) was founded by Lori Wallach in 1995 as a division of the U.S.-based advocacy think tank, Public Citizen, that monitors the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Like Public Citizen in general, GTW advocates for a greater public role in international, federal, state and local policy-making, and for a different set of policies and institutions than those governing the current model of globalization.

Global Trade Watch holds a position on the executive board on the Citizens Trade Campaign and belongs to Our World Is Not For Sale.

Founding[edit]

Lori Wallach, GTW's Director and Founder was described as "Ralph Nader with a sense of humor" in a Wall Street Journal profile, dubbed "the Trade Debate's Guerrilla Warrior" by the National Journal,[1], the "Madame Defarge of Seattle" by the Institute for International Economics[2] and "a key player in Washington debates on trade policy" by The Nation.[3] Wallach is a graduate of Harvard University and previously worked for Public Citizen as a lobbyist for food safety improvements.

People associated with Global Trade Watch[edit]

  • Bill Holland, Executive Director, New Jersey Working Families Party
  • Lori Wallach, Director
  • Mike Dolan
  • Phil Radford, environmental, clean energy, and democracy leader, Greenpeace Executive Director

External links[edit]

Archives[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Citizen Annual Report". Public Citizen. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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