Trade Observatory is a project of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minneapolis based nongovernmental organization. Since 1999, Trade Observatory has been documenting the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and other international trade agreements and institutions. Additionally, Trade Observatory posts the work of IATP and other organizations working toward fairer trade systems and alternative approaches to globalization. Trade Observatory is dedicated to gathering information about international trade and making it free to the public, a true repository of as much information about global trade as we can find. Information stored on tradeobservatory.org is not necessarily endorsed by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.