The Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS), is a coalition between small corporations and larger for the sake of trade, production and protection. The CIS Council ensures the fiscal and entrepreneurial independence of each member faction. The Council approves membership, passes laws, and regulates commerce between Confederate members.
The CIS is currently comprised of eighteen member factions. Most of the Confederacy's power and activity is centered in or around Glythe sector, under the supervision and protection of the power of the Trade Federation.
The Trade Federation serves as the central government of the Confederacy. The Trade Federation stands for fair and free trade, with a strong tradition of neutrality in the Galactic Civil War, up until they joined the Imperial Union. The present Viceroy of the Trade Federation is Jacob Jansen. The present Duceroy of the Trade Federation is Bub`ba Lou.