The Worshipful Company of World Traders
is one of the Livery Companies
of the City of London
. The Guild of World Traders
was founded in 1985
, became a Company
, and was granted Livery status by the Court of Aldermen with effect from 2000
. It only accepts members from the international trade fraternity, with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of, and standards of practice in, world trade
The Company ranks hundred-and-first in the order of precedence for Livery Companies.
The Company's motto is commerce and honest friendship with all, taken from Thomas Jefferson's inaugural Presidential speech.