The necessity for a treaty came after a trade dispute caused by the abhorrent and reckless behavior of Lord High Chamberlain Celesanna Wintersong of the Stormwind House of Nobles. The Accord formed an united trade bloc to protect its members while guaranteeing free trade and preferential purchasing powers.
THE BARADIN ACCORD TOL BARAD - JULY 2, 40 L.C
The signatories of this Treaty, all of whom claim roots to the once military and economic pact known as the Alliance of Lordaeron, which united all civilizations nations of the Eastern Kingdoms to face insurmountable odds, shall reaffirm their commitment to one another as allies once again. Through this pact, we will ensure that no member nation shall be treated improperly by another both internally and externally by standing united. The well being of those located around the Baradin Bay, and their people is the pivotal concern of this accord. Through economic and political means, all signatories shall ensure the stability of member nations as many seek to rebuild and re-establish themselves in the world after the tragic fall of Lordaeron and the northern kingdoms during the Third War.
Article 1: Governance
A council shall hereby be formed to represent all member states of the Baradin Accord. Each state shall appoint one representative to represent them at meetings, speak, and vote on their behalf. The selection of such a representative is up to each individual member state. Decisions shall be made democratically through a majority vote. New members into the Baradin Accord shall be voted on and admittance decided by a majority vote.
Article 2: Tol Barad
The Baradin Accord shall be based on the Kul Tiran isle of Tol Barad as a mutual point of gathering for all signatories to meet and base treaty operations out of. All members will contribute equally to the sums required for maintaining a presence on the island and any defensive fortifications should it be deemed necessary.
Article 3: Trade Bloc
Member states shall form a united trade bloc to increase purchasing power and to help protect against predatory trade practices by other states outside the bloc. Specifically, should a hostile trade action be taken against any member of the Baradin Accord shall be considered a hostile attack on all members, prompting a united response against the aggressor.
Article 4: Free Trade
Trade between all member states shall remain free of any tariffs or trade restrictions that prevent the free flow of goods. Free Trade will ensure member states can trade goods at a discounted price as there will be no need to pay tariffs or extra fees for goods crossing borders. Member states can request the Accord act as mediators to help resolve an internal trade dispute. An internal trade dispute between two or more nations within the Accord that can not come to an agreement on their own shall be settled before the full governing body of the Accord and shall be decided via a majority vote as a matter of last resort.
Article 5: Preferential Purchasing
Member states shall offer preferential purchasing power to other members both in terms of demand and price. Should a member state want to purchase a particular item or resource of similar quality and price at the same time as a non-member state, preference must be given to the member state.
Article 6: Meetings
Any member of the Baradin Accord can seek to convene a meeting by writing to all members informing them of the matter that they wish to discuss. All members shall agree on a time and date to convene a meeting to discuss the matters at hand.
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