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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary of U.S. Objectives

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Describes the administration’s goals for TPP and presents in detail U. S. negotiating objectives. “An attempt to make trade negotiations transparent to the public.” From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Reviews market trends for biofuels in the 2001-2013 period and why the U.S. became a net exporter of biofuels for the first time in 2010. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Changes to USA Trade Online

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Announces the site will be free to all users as of October 15/2015. The site, which offers statistics on U.S. exports and imports by country and port, has been a subscription site since its launching. From the Census Bureau


Manufacturing and International Trade Report 2013

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

Provides a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data.  From the Census Bureau


Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects

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

Looks at the prospects for expanded trade in agricultural products with Cuba and the potential threat to fruit and vegetable growers in Florida from Cuban products subsidized by the government.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Year in Trade 2014: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program …

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

Latest in a series of annual reports presented to Congress on trade policy and all activities relating to the administration of international trade agreements.  The country continued to run a deficit on trade in goods and a surplus on trade in services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Foresees more normal relations between U.S. and Cuba leading to expanded U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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