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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44119.pdf

Looks at the prospects for expanded trade in agricultural products with Cuba and the potential threat to fruit and vegetable growers in Florida from Cuban products subsidized by the government.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Year in Trade 2014: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program …

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

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4543.pdf

Latest in a series of annual reports presented to Congress on trade policy and all activities relating to the administration of international trade agreements.  The country continued to run a deficit on trade in goods and a surplus on trade in services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1856299/aes87.pdf

Foresees more normal relations between U.S. and Cuba leading to expanded U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade, 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2014/index.htm

A.K.A. 2014 Trade Shifts.  Focuses on industry developments and the principal drivers influencing  trends in U.S. trade.  Also covers bilateral trade flows between the U.S. and four key trading partners/regions and methods of measuring trade flows.  From the United States International Trade Commission

 

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2146

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From Congress.gov

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Leveling the Playing Field

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR-Tariff-Information-by-Sector-6115.pdf

Argues that the proposed trade agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will provide an opportunity to work for lower tariff levels among participating Asian countries.   From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Investment Climate Statements 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/index.htm

Country specific information about investment laws and practices in countries of the world.  The information is prepared by officials of U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions.  From the State Department

 

2015 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Special-301-Report-FINAL.pdf

Annual review of the state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners around the world.  The report identifies a wide range of concerns especially with practices in China, India, Russia, and Brazil.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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