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Value of 2013 U.S.-NAFTA Freight on Surface Modes Rose From 2012; Declined on Air and Vessel

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/bts14_14.pdf

Provides trends in freight transportation among NAFTA countries by mode of transportation, including pipeline.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

U.S. – NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for First Time on Record

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts001_14

Press release with statistics on trade volume between the U.S. and Canada/Mexico which hit all-time high in October 2013.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Current Issues in Mental Health in Canada: The Federal Role in Mental Health

Categories: Canada,Mental Health

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/2013-76-e.pdf

Identifies the role played by the federal government in regard to mental health, the jurisdictional basis for that role, and then describes specific programs and initiatives.  From the Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service

 

Beyond the Border Implementation Report: December 2013

Categories: Canada,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Recreation/Travel,Terrorism

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/btb-canada-us-final_-_dec19.pdf

Discusses key accomplishments over the past year in the implementation of the action plan to promote expanded trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and prevent criminals, terrorists, and illegal goods from crossing.  From the White House

 

Econometric Estimates of the Effects of NAFTA: A Review of the Literature

Categories: Business/Economics,Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Mexico,Treaties

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/working_papers/EC201312A.pdf

Reviews 11 papers from the last decade on the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.  From the International Trade Commission

 

Personal Vehicles Entered the United States Nearly 96 Million Times in 2012

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/bts53_13_0.pdf

Offers data on border crossings into the U.S. by cars, trucks, buses, and trains during 2012.  Also provides statistics on value of trade by mode of transportation with Mexico and Canada.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Guest Worker Programs

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guestworker/2013-008925%20FINAL091013.pdf

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Global Manufacturing: Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States

Categories: Canada,Germany,Japan,Korea,Manufacturing

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/656239.pdf

In a time when developed countries are losing manufacturing facilities and jobs to developing countries, this report examines government programs for saving manufacturing in other advanced economies, and the key differences between those programs and U.S. efforts.  Based on programs in Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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