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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation

http://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/fe/pdf/lng.pdf

Updates a 2012 study on whether permitting increased exports of natural gas will affect energy prices in U.S. markets.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Free Trade Agreements: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Should Continue to Improve Its Monitoring of Environmental Commitments

Categories: Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666782.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with the U.S. in Free Trade Agreements are living up to provisions relating to protection of the environment and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement are Needed

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666787.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with 14 Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are living up to provisions relating to fundamental labor rights and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4493.pdf

Summarizes overall U.S. merchandise trade performance in broad industry categories and compares it with previous years.  Also features a special section on value added by trade.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ Report to Leaders

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/November/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Trade-Ministers-Report-to-Leaders

Reports on recent progress toward trade agreement among Pacific Ocean nations.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

World Oil Transit Chokepoints

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/World_Oil_Transit_Chokepoints/wotc.pdf

Focuses on seven world chokepoints on major trade routes for seaborne oil transportation.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

International Trade Statistics 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/its2014_e/its14_toc_e.htm

Provides a detailed overview of the latest developments in world trade.  Covers both merchandise and services trade.  Includes appendix with statistical tables.  From the World Trade Organization

 

The U.S. Wine Industry and Selected Trade Issues with the European Union

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43658.pdf

Discusses the worldwide trade in wine and efforts to overcome alleged trade barriers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

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