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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Agriculture in the WTO Bali Ministerial Agreement

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

Covers the status of implementation of agricultural provisions in a 2013 conference in Bali, Indonesia that was designed to streamline international trade under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2014 Annual Report

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

Focuses on exports and imports of electronic services, especially audiovisual, computer, and telecommunications services.  Discusses current trade trends and the outlook for the future

From the International Trade Commission


Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides information on the value of U.S. digital trade and the potential growth of this trade and the contributions of digital trade to the U.S. economy.  Includes a survey of U.S. firms in industries particularly involved in digital trade.  From the United States International Trade Commission


Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Metropolitan Area Exports 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Provides estimates of the value of export shipments from the top U.S. metro export areas.  From the Commerce Department


Jobs Supported by State Exports 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents estimates of the number of U.S. jobs supported by export of goods and services and the number of jobs supported by goods exports from the 50 individual states.  From the Commerce Department


India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


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