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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cuba: U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection is Limited

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681641.pdf

Examines what is known about the size and scope of the Cuban private sector, the effect of U.S. changes to legal and regulatory restrictions on Cuba’s private sector, and the extent to which these changes have expanded U.S. and Cuban economic opportunity.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

2016 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-Out-of-Cycle-Review-Notorious-Markets.pdf

Highlights specific markets engaging in substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2016 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-China-Report-to-Congress.pdf

Describes the various ways the U.S. is working to hold China to its World Trade Organization commitments, especially in such areas as intellectual property rights enforcement,  the protection of trade secrets, and industrial policies.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

International Trade and Finance: Overview and Issues for the 115th Congress

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44717.pdf

Reviews major actions on international trade by the 114th Congress and major issues to be considered by the 115th Congress including the effect of international trade agreements on U.S. jobs and the economy, the future of U.S. trade policy with Asia and Europe, and whether to renegotiate or withdraw from existing trade agreements such as NAFTA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/rpt/wmeat/2016/index.htm

Presents statistical tables about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 170 countries from 2004 through 2014.  From the State Department

 

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R44716.pdf

Provides Congress with official, unclassified data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  The U.S. retained its position as the leading arms supplier to the world in 2015, increasing its market share to 50.3%.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Authority Over Trade: Imposing Tariffs and Duties

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44707.pdf

The transition to a new presidential administration raises questions about the respective roles of Congress and the president over trade.  This report discusses the constitutional framework and especially the power to set tariff rates.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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