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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Value of 2013 U.S.-NAFTA Freight on Surface Modes Rose From 2012; Declined on Air and Vessel

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

Provides trends in freight transportation among NAFTA countries by mode of transportation, including pipeline.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Mexico: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico

Discusses U.S.-Mexico relations in the wake of the return to power of the PRI party. Covers migration and border security, trade relations, human rights, energy, and other topics.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. – NAFTA Trade Exceeds $100 Billion for First Time on Record

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics

Press release with statistics on trade volume between the U.S. and Canada/Mexico which hit all-time high in October 2013.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Econometric Estimates of the Effects of NAFTA: A Review of the Literature

Categories: Business/Economics,Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Mexico,Treaties

Reviews 11 papers from the last decade on the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.  From the International Trade Commission


Personal Vehicles Entered the United States Nearly 96 Million Times in 2012

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Transportation

Offers data on border crossings into the U.S. by cars, trucks, buses, and trains during 2012.  Also provides statistics on value of trade by mode of transportation with Mexico and Canada.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Mexico’s Oil and Gas Sector: Background, Reform Efforts, and Implications for the United States

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

Discusses Mexico’s interest in opening its oil and gas sectors to international companies to improve production, areas of U.S.-Mexico energy cooperation, and issues for Congress to consider if such reforms are instituted by Mexico.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S.-Mexico Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments

Categories: Mexico,Natural Resources,Treaties

Discusses the treaty requirements for water sharing involving the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers between Mexico and the U.S.  and the complications/tensions caused by high heat and drought.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Guest Worker Programs

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress


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