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Changes to USA Trade Online

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/dataproducts/changes%20to%20uto%20-%20uto%20free.pdf

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

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2013/2013%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671988.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44119.pdf

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

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4543.pdf

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1856299/aes87.pdf

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

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade, 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2014/index.htm

A.K.A. 2014 Trade Shifts.  Focuses on industry developments and the principal drivers influencing  trends in U.S. trade.  Also covers bilateral trade flows between the U.S. and four key trading partners/regions and methods of measuring trade flows.  From the United States International Trade Commission

 

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2146

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From Congress.gov

 

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