- "It is well-known that the Trade Federation is aligned with the Separatists."
"Slanderous! We are not Separatists simply because we do business with them."
- ―Senators Riyo Chuchi and Lott Dod
The Commerce Treaty of 1647 was a political document used by the Trade Federation.
- "How many times must I remind you of the Commerce Treaty of 1647? The Trade Federation is neutral."
- ―Lott Dod
The treaty assured the Federation's neutrality in conflicts and was invoked by Senator Lott Dod during a debate in the Galactic Senate over the Blockade of Pantora. According to the Neimoidian Senator, he had invoked the same document on several occasions in the past, when confronted with rumors that the entire Federation was in league with the Confederacy of Independent Systems.