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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Sanctions on Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10048.pdf

Brief discussion of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the current debate over the effect of further sanctions following the downing of the Malaysian commercial airliner, allegedly by separatists allied with Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.oecd.org/site/oecd-faoagriculturaloutlook/

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

Export-Import Bank: Overview and Reauthorization Issues

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43581.pdf

Describes what it is, what it does, and what issues have made its reauthorization controversial among some in Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Presidency,Transportation

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/united_states_counter_piracy_and_maritime_security_action_plan_2014.pdf

Implements Presidential Policy Directive 18 on Maritime Security by laying out U.S. policy for countering piracy, robbery at sea, and related maritime crime.  From the White House

 

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: Annual Revision for 2013

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2014/pdf/trad1314.pdf

Offers revised statistics for U.S. trade for 2013   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

U.S. Foreign Trade in Services: Trends and U.S. Policy Challenges

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43291.pdf

Describes what is meant by services, the importance of services in U.S. foreign trade, and the role of trade negotiations and treaties in overcoming foreign trade barriers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%202014%20Special%20301%20Report%20to%20Congress%20FINAL.pdf

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43491.pdf

Covers what is TPA, why is it necessary, what are trade negotiating objectives, what requirements are imposed on presidential actions, and more.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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