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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for West Asia

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012097_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Asia and the Pacific

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012098_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet … UNEP Assessment Says

Categories: Africa,Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27074&ArticleID=36180&l=en

Press release on the publication of six regional assessments, referred to as “the most authoritative study that the UN has ever published on the state of the global environment.”  The studies, focusing on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, blame climate change and greater urbanization for environmental degradation.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44361.pdf

Examines claims that the 12 nation free trade agreement will or will not advance the strategic interests of the U.S. through the exertion of influence in economic as well as security domains.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership—Full Text

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/trans-pacific-partnership/TPP-Full-Text

The complete text of the 12 nation trade agreement in 30 chapters with 4 annexes and a variety of related instruments. The trade agreement will go to Congress for ratification consideration after a prescribed 90 day waiting period. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/october/summary-trans-pacific-partnership

Describes five defining features of the trade agreement which is designed to promote open trade and regional integration. Also provides a summary of the 30 chapters covering such topics as trade rules, customs, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labor, environment, competition policy, and dispute settlement. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/october/trans-pacific-partnership-ministers

Press release which announces the conclusion of the trade agreement among trade ministers of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations. Also describes next steps before implementation can occur. Claims to promote liberalized trade arrangements in goods and services while taking into account differing levels of development among the countries. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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