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Trade Federation
Organizational information
Led by
Primary role(s)

Major conglomerate of shipping corporations

Major products

Various starships, military vehicles, and shipping goods

Chronological and political information

150 BJP (315BrS)

Date dissolved

? AJP (16:5:24)


Rise of the Empire era

"Supreme Chancellor, delegates of the Senate, a tragedy has occurred, which started right here with the taxation of trade routes, and has now engulfed our entire planet in the oppression of the Trade Federation!"
Senator Palpatine[src]

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.

The Federation was part of the Alliance of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.

It was dissolved and imperialized shortly after the Galactic Empire's formation in 0 AJP.

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.


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