Major conglomerate of shipping corporations
Various starships, military vehicles, and shipping goods
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150 BJP (315BrS)
? AJP (16:5:24)
The Trade Federation was a very powerful Republic commerce guild, trade cartel, megacorporation, and lobbying group that was founded in 150 BJP as an association of business and trade groups with its own commercial trade fleet.
It grew to dominate entire star systems and all major trade routes, and possessed a formidable private military. Toward the end of the Republic, it would become increasingly dominated by the commerce-savvy Neimoidians.
However, remnants of the old Trade Federation survived in the Separatist Holdouts, and a new Trade Federation emerged with the rise of the new Confederacy of Independent Systems during the New Republic era.