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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Documents/2016-4-29%20%28FX%20Pol%20of%20Major%20Trade%20Partner%29_final.pdf

Reviews developments in international economic and exchange rate policies, especially how those policies affect bilateral trade with the U.S.  Discusses factors used to assess whether a major trading partner has a significant trade surplus with the U.S., a material current-account surplus, and engages in persistent one-sided intervention in the foreign exchange market. Establishes a monitoring list of countries of concern.  From the Treasury Department

 

2016 Special 301 Report

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR-2016-Special-301-Report.pdf

Annual U.S.publication on the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Discusses areas of progress and countries, such as China, placed on the Watch List because of trade secret theft, online piracy, and counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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

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

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4597.pdf

Provides information on trends in Cuban imports of goods and services from 2005 to the present, the effects of trade restrictions on U.S. exports, and an assessment of Cuban institutional and infrastructural problems that could make trade relations difficult.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

Argentina: Background and U.S. Relations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43816.pdf

Provides background on the political and economic situation in Argentina, the current status of negotiations to repay creditors, and relations with the U.S.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/transactions/2016/pdf/trans415.pdf

The U.S. current account deficit increased from $389 billion to $484 billion in 2015. The surplus in services decreased to $219 billion while the deficit in goods increased to $759 billion. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

The President’s Trade Agenda 2016

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-Trade-Policy-Agenda.pdf

The presidential candidates are arguing about trade in their debates. This document outlines key U.S. trade priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement. It also describes the major trade accomplishments of the past seven years. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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