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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2018 Special 301 Report

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018%20Special%20301.pdf

The annual U.S. review of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.  Identifies 12 countries on the priority watch list, including China, Russia, Canada, and India, for insufficient protection of property rights.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

 

Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Govt Finance,India,Japan,Korea,Switzerland

https://home.treasury.gov/sites/default/files/2018-04/2018-04-13-Spring-2018-FX-Report-FINAL.pdf

Latest semi-annual report to Congress, which adds India to the monitoring list of major trading partners due to their currency policies.  Blames the growing U.S. trade deficit on lower domestic demand growth in the trading partners’ countries, trade and investment barriers, and undervalued currencies in some countries.  From the Office of International Affairs of the Department of the Treasury

 

China’s Retaliatory Tariffs on Selected U.S. Agricultural Products

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10880.pdf

Discusses the impact of potential Chinese tariffs on 93 categories of U.S. agricultural products valued at about $2 billion.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment … China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/301FRN.pdf

Explains rationale for proposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lists at the eight digit harmonized code level the items targeted.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Findings of the Investigation into China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Section%20301%20FINAL.PDF

Reports on the results of a U.S. investigation into China’s intellectual property and technology transfer actions with regard to U.S. exports. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2018 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018%20National%20Trade%20Estimate%20Report.pdf

Latest annual report documenting foreign trade and investment barriers facing American exports.  Once again one of the major complaints deals with China and the alleged forced transfer of technology to gain access to Chinese markets.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

What You Need to Know About President Donald J. Trump’s Actions Responding to China’s Unfair Trade Practices.

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/need-know-president-donald-j-trumps-actions-responding-chinas-unfair-trade-practices/

Expresses administration view on why tariffs are proposed for Chinese goods.  From the White House

 

U.S. Trade Policy Primer: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R45148.pdf

As Trump administration trade policies generate international controversies, this report describes the fundamentals of trade including the basics of trade, U.S. trade trends, the development of U.S. trade policy, trade policy tools, and the link between international investment and trade. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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