- "How many times must I remind you of the Commerce Treaty of 1647? The Trade Federation is neutral."
- ―Lott Dod
The Commerce Treaty of 1647 was a political document used by the Trade Federation, assuring its neutrality in conflicts. It was invoked by Neimoidian senator Lott Dod to counter accusations that the Federation was in league with the Confederacy of Independent Systems because they did business with them.