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Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2017 Annual Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://www.usitc.gov/sites/default/files/publications/332/pub4682.pdf

Reports a trade surplus in 2015 of $48 billion for professional services with exports of $139 billion and imports of $91 billion.  The total services trade surplus was $263 billion.  Also highlights important trading partners and analyzes global market conditions in selected service industries.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.

 

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Annual Revision for 2016

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2017/pdf/trad1317.pdf

The latest revision to the figures showed an upward revision of 0.8% to the U.S. goods and services trade deficit for 2016.  Provides detailed statistics on exports and imports of goods and services by major categories.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684227.pdf

E cigarettes were added to official U.S. customs records in 2016.  Foreign trade totals for the year showed that e cigarettes imports, mostly from China, amounted to $342 million and E-cigarette devices accounted for another $204 million.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

North American Free Trade Agreement: Notification for Renegotiation

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTA%20Notification.pdf

Copies of letters sent to Congressional leaders with official notification of reasons for renegotiating NAFTA.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Softwood Lumber Imports from Canada: Current Issues

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42789.pdf

Reviews the history of disputes over Canadian lumber imports to the U.S. and the nature of the current dispute including allegations of government subsidies to Canadian lumber firms and implications for reviewing NAFTA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2017 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2017%20Special%20301%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

Annual report on global trade developments relating to intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Also identifies nations which the U.S. considers to have harmful records on protection or enforcement of intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40784.pdf

80% of Mexico’s exports go to the U.S.  This report covers Mexico’s efforts to diversify trade partners with 11 free trade agreements involving 46 countries.  Also covers the implications of this diversity for U.S. interests. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Cuba: U.S. Policy in the 115th Congress

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44822.pdf

Speculates on the policy toward Cuba under the new administration and examines congressional legislation relating to economic sanctions on Cuba.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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