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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43491.pdf

Explains the basics of trade promotion authority, formerly called fast track, that lays out U.S. trade negotiating objectives, procedures for congressional-executive notification, and expedited legislative procedures under which such bills are considered.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Categories: Asia,China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/reports/2015/240585.htm

Statement of U.S. views on how the “one country, two systems” policy is evolving in the relations between China and Hong Kong.  Covers such matters as U. S.-Hong Kong trade relations, electoral reform, judicial independence, media freedom, and export controls.  From the State Department

 

United States of Trade: 50 Stories in 50 States That Show the Impact of Trade Across the Nation

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/United%20States%20of%20Trade.pdf

Claims 11.7 million U.S. jobs were supported by exports in 2014 and provides statistics at state level.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2015 Section 1377 Review on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Section-1377-Report_FINAL.pdf

Annual report on American telecommunications trade which identifies the major trade barriers faced by U.S. service and equipment suppliers.  Also identifies issues to be targeted for enforcement efforts.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U. S. Net International Investment Position: End of the Fourth Quarter and Year 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/2015/pdf/intinv414.pdf

U.S. net international investment position was -6,915.3 billion as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets.   Table shows detailed breakdown by type of investment.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

China’s Economic Ties with ASEAN: A Country-by-Country Analysis

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Statistics,Vietnam

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Economic%20Ties%20with%20ASEAN.pdf

Assesses China’s economic significance for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including China’s trade and investment with ASEAN as a whole, and statistics on the volume and percentage of each ASEAN nation’s trade with China.  A staff report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud: Action Plan for Implementing the Task Force Recommendations

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ia/iuu/noaa_taskforce_report_final.pdf

Describes the international and domestic steps that will be taken to track seafood from harvest to entry into U.S. commerce to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

2014 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014%20Notorious%20Markets%20List%20-%20Published_0.pdf

Lists online and physical marketplaces that engage in trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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