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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

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Philippines,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2016/index.htm

Provides a record of the views and practice of the U.S. government in public and private international law during 2016.   Includes key speeches by the State Department’s legal adviser on outer space law.  Also covers genocide issues, and issues involving the South China Seas disputes between China and the Philippines.  From the State Department

 

A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documents/A%20Financial%20System.pdf

Describes the administration’s core principles for regulating the U.S. financial system. Responds to Presidential Executive Order 13772 to “identify laws, regulations, treaties, … and other government policies that inhibit federal regulation of the U.S. financial system.  From the Treasury Department

 

Treasury Releases First Report on Core Principles of Financial Regulation: Stimulating Economic Growth, Increasing Access to Capital, and Taxpayer Protection are Top Priorities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0106.aspx

Agency press release describing the first of a series of reports examining the financial regulatory system of the U.S. and executive actions that can bring about changes. From the Treasury Department

 

Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Presidency,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/01/statement-president-trump-paris-climate-accord

Speech defending U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.  From the White House

 

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

 

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