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Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch cordially invites you to a reception in conjunction with the National League of Cities conference.

Local Fights Go Global: How Big Box Retailers Are Using the WTO to Undermine Local Authority

Monday, March 13, 2006

Hilton Washington and Towers
Farragut Room (Terrace Level)
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Speakers include:
Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
David Nassar, Director of Strategic Outreach, Wal-Mart Watch

"Countries also should be encouraged to remove any size limitations on individual stores, numeric limits on the number of stores in country and geographic limitations on store locations in the country."

Wal-Mart Executive Vice President to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick,  May 1, 2002

As communities across the United States and elsewhere are increasingly successful in their efforts to limit "big box" store expansion through measures at the local level, Wal-Mart and other retailers have pursued rules at the World Trade Organization (WTO) which threaten to preempt, or at the very least chill, these local laws. (More info)

Please join Public Citizen for a reception and discussion of what is at stake for local governments in ongoing WTO negotiations and what local officials can do to ensure their interests are represented.

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