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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/national-parliaments.pdf

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Determination

Categories: Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2015/11/249249.htm

Lists the reasons for the denial of the permit for TransCanada to build the pipeline across the U.S. From the State Department

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db211.pdf

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Canada,Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41153.pdf

Reviews climate and political changes relating to the Arctic, the scramble among Arctic countries for mineral rights, and other potentially destabilizing issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1764579/wrs-15-01.pdf

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11581-taking-stock-vol-14-en.pdf

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

 

Summary: North American 2014 HFC Submission to the Montreal Protocol

Categories: Canada,Environment,Mexico,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226046.pdf

The amendment proposal, submitted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico,  is a starting point for discussions to adopt an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are being used as replacements for other ozone-depleting substances.  From the State Department

 

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