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Earl Gregg Swem Library

China’s Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784488/eib136.pdf

Examines the emergence of China as a major importer of agricultural products, analyzes U.S.-China trade patterns, and summarizes alternative projections of future imports. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

U.S. Export Policy for Military Unmanned Aerial Systems

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Science/Technology

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237541.htm

Describes the new export policy involving sale, transfer, and subsequent use of military drones.  The full details of the policy are classified but this document summarizes the conditions which must be met for such sales to occur and the principles for proper use of U.S.-origin military UAS.   From the State Department

 

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1776036/oce151.pdf

10 year projections for the food and agriculture sector covering major commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector such as farm income.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Economic Implications

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43895.pdf

Examines U.S.-Russia economic ties, the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy, and the extent to which U.S. businesses have been or could potentially be injured by the sanctions.  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

 

U.S. Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33944.pdf

Divided into four sections: trade concepts, U.S. trade performance, formulation of U.S. trade policy, and trade/investment issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/332/332_552_notice01292015sgl.pdf

Announces the launching of a Congressionally-requested investigation of Cuba’s foreign trade and the effect of U.S. restrictions with a deadline of September 2015 to complete the report.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Tracing CO2 Emissions in Global Value Chains

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/ec201412a.pdf

Traces carbon dioxide emissions in global production and trade among 41 economies in 35 sectors from 1995 to 2009 to show the impact on the environment.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

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