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Explore how local governments can navigate the global economy.

Services
This WTO agreement covers most U.S. export sectors and 80% of the economy.
Trade and Federalism
Understanding globalization’s challenge to federal systems of constitutional law.
Prescription Drugs
States and cities seek to protect their ability to innovative with affordable drug programs.
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Status of federal legislation that helps workers displaced by trade.
Procurement
Can states/cities use good-wage and 'green' standards in their purchasing decisions?
Investment
Investment rules in NAFTA have been used to challenge state and local laws.
Energy
Electricity, natural gas, transportation fuels, RPS standards, and climate change.
Gambling
History of a critical WTO services case, with implications for 'public morals'.
Water
How do trade rules impact withdrawals, permitting, bottling, and treatment?
Taxation and Subsidies
The Boeing – Airbus dispute is the most complicated case facing the WTO.

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