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Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTAObjectives.pdf

Text of the 20+ objectives for the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/july/ustr-releases-nafta-negotiating

Agency press release summarizing details of the Trump Administration’s objectives in re-negotiating provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.  Objectives include reducing the U.S. trade deficit with these countries and strengthening labor and environment side agreements.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Softwood Lumber Imports from Canada: Current Issues

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42789.pdf

Reviews the history of disputes over Canadian lumber imports to the U.S. and the nature of the current dispute including allegations of government subsidies to Canadian lumber firms and implications for reviewing NAFTA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Department of State Record of Decision and National Interest Determination

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/269323.pdf

Text of the document which approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as being in the national interest of the U.S.   The Trump administration decision reverses the decision of the State Department under Obama’s administration. From the State Department

 

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): What Actions Do Not Require Congressional Approval?

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Presidency,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/re-nafta.pdf

Examines the extent to which the executive branch unilaterally renegotiate the trade agreement without further action by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Joint United States – Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy

Categories: Canada,Energy,Homeland Security,Presidency,Science/Technology

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images/Joint_US_Canada_Grid_Strategy_06Dec2016.pdf

Outlines a joint strategy of the U.S. and Canadian governments to strengthen the security and resilience of the two countries’ electricity grids from all adversarial, technological, and natural hazards and threats.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Regulation of Drones

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/regulation-of-drones/regulation-of-drones.pdf

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress

 

Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Israel,Japan,Laws/Regulations

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/campaign-finance-regulation/index.php/campaign-finance-regulations.pdf

Discusses the regulation of spending on election campaigns and the availability of free air time in seven countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

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