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2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/2018/AR/2018%20Annual%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

The major annual description of the administration’s trade policy objectives.  Covers trade agreements in effect, trade enforcement activities, trade policy development, and a section on the World Trade Organization.  Issued as the president announces new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will be introduced.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Economic Report of the President: Together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers February 2018

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ERP_2018_Final-FINAL.pdf

Predicts ambitious economic growth of 3% via administration policies involving tax cuts and deregulation.  Includes nearly 40 pages of statistics on income, employment and production in Appendix B.  From the White House

 

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017 Advance Estimate

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

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2018/gdp4q17_adv.htm

Finds that GDP advanced by 2.3% in 2017, after a 1.5% increase in 2016.  The increase was attributed to personal consumption expenditures, nonresidential investment, and exports.  The figures are subject to later revision.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

2017 Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of Russia’s WTO Commitments

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/Russia%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Concludes that Russia has done little in 2017 to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of the World Trade Organization especially with regard to opening their economy to exports from other countries.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2017 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Reports/China%202017%20WTO%20Report.pdf

Accuses China of continuing to use policies that violate World Trade Organization requirements for open trade.  Special sections on import and export regulation, agriculture, financial and distribution services, and intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Report to Congress on Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 PL 114-321, Sec. 201

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.state.gov/e/oes/rls/rpts/275703.htm

Reports on the latest U.S. government efforts to end wildlife trafficking and identifies “focus countries” and “countries of concern.”  Also includes the methodology for identifying these countries.  From the State Department

 

World Trade Report 2017: Trade, Technology and Jobs

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/world_trade_report17_e.pdf

Examines how technology and trade affect employment and wages, and especially, the part played by technology and trade in the shift of employment from manufacturing to services.  From the World Trade Organization

 

Selected Charts from Ag and Food Statistics: Charting the Essentials

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/85463/ap-078.pdf?v=43025

A collection of 34 charts and maps presenting information on the farm sector, food prices, food security, rural communities, agricultural production and trade and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

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