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Public Participation in Trade Negotiations

Case Overview

The US Trade Representative is negotiating several trade agreements and refuses to reveal any details to the public, even though the documents have been freely circulated to the governments participating in the negotiations. Earthjustice has filed suit to force release of the documents.

Case Updates

January 8, 2006 | Press Release

U.S. Trade Representative Sued for Hiding Documents from Public

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the US Trade Representative's latest trade negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, which would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement -- NAFTA -- to encompass the entire hemisphere.