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Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, October 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Switzerland,Taiwan

Latest semi-annual report on unfair currency practices by trading partners, especially those with a bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.  Special attention is focused on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland.  Also covers economic, trade, and exchange rate developments for the first six months of 2016.  From the Treasury Department


Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

Regulation of Drones

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress


Regulation of Campaign Finance and Free Advertising

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,Israel,Japan,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the regulation of spending on election campaigns and the availability of free air time in seven countries: Austria, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  From the Law Library of Congress


Refugee Law and Policy

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Taiwan

Reviews developments in international economic and exchange rate policies, especially how those policies affect bilateral trade with the U.S.  Discusses factors used to assess whether a major trading partner has a significant trade surplus with the U.S., a material current-account surplus, and engages in persistent one-sided intervention in the foreign exchange market. Establishes a monitoring list of countries of concern.  From the Treasury Department


Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department


National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


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