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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

R&D Performance of U.S.-Located Multinational Companies: Results from Multiagency Survey Linking Project

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16305/nsf16305.pdf

Reports on international investment activities by multinational companies either owned by U.S. companies or located in the U.S. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

International Investment and R&D Data Link: 2008-10

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16306/pdf/nsf16306.pdf

Attempts to bring together statistics on international investment by U.S. companies and foreign multinational companies from several different federal agencies for a clearer picture of international research and development efforts. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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