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Presidential Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/14/presidential-memorandum-united-states-trade-representative

Presidential directive to his top trade official to investigate whether China is engaging in unfair trade practices by requiring the transfer of American intellectual property to enterprises in China as conditions of business agreements.  From the White House

 

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTAObjectives.pdf

Text of the 20+ objectives for the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/july/ustr-releases-nafta-negotiating

Agency press release summarizing details of the Trump Administration’s objectives in re-negotiating provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.  Objectives include reducing the U.S. trade deficit with these countries and strengthening labor and environment side agreements.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. Net International Investment Position, First Quarter 2017, Year 2016, and Annual Update

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/intinv/2017/pdf/intinv117.pdf

Reports on the decrease in the U.S. net international investment status in 2016 and the reasons for the change.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Expenditures by Foreign Direct Investors for New Investment in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/fdi/2017/pdf/fdi0717.pdf

Foreign investors spent $373 billion in the three year period to acquire, establish, or expand businesses in the U.S.  Details include the number and types of investments by industry sector and the country from which the investment funding comes. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

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

 

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