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United States Reinstates Trade Preference Benefits for Burma Following Review of Eligibility Criteria

Categories: Burma,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment

Press release explaining the reasons for suspending Burma’s benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in 1989 and the resumption of benefits after reforms of worker rights by the new regime led by Aung San Suu Kyi.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Brexit: Trade Aspects

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

Considers three possible trade options for Great Britain in the non-EU future: membership in the European Economic Area, a free trade agreement with European countries, or trading under World Trade Organization rules.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7694


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

A set of 13 statistical tables and charts on gun manufactures, exports and imports, types of weapons registered by state, actions on firearms license applications and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of the Justice Department


Implementing Bills for Trade Agreements: Statutory Procedures Under Trade Promotion Authority

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

Describes the procedures for so-called “fast track” consideration by Congress of trade agreements and how the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 modified the tight restrictions under which Congress considers trade legislation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Analysis of Economic Studies

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

Provides an analysis of various studies and information on the types of economic models that are used to assess the impact of trade agreements and the importance of underlying assumptions.  Reviews a variety of government, intergovernmental, and academic economic studies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Monthly Advance Economic Indicators Report, June 2016

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

First ever such report that combines advance statistics on international trade in goods with new advance estimates for retail and wholesale inventories.  The new report will be released every month, approximately 25-29 calendar days after the close of the reference month.  From the Census Bureau


Brexit: Some Legal and Constitutional Issues and Alternatives to EU Membership

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain

Considers the process by which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, related legal and constitutional issues, and such alternatives to EU membership as the European Free Trade Association or a proposed Anglosphere arrangement.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07214


The Year in Trade 2015: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program 67th Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties

Annual overview of developments regarding the administration of U.S. trade laws and trade agreements.  Covers all antidumping, intellectual property rights infringement, and trade preference programs.  Also covers World Trade Organization decisions and actions, negotiations related to trade agreements, bilateral trade issues, and U.S. trade in goods and services in 2015.   From the U.S. International Trade Commission


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