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Executive Summary: Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Libraries/Museums,Treaties

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_5.pdf

An international study which focuses on several copyright issues including provisions for the use of adaptations and translations for educational purposes, provisions that restrict the liability of educational institutions and those that limit the scope of contracts narrowing permitted educational activities, and more.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

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

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/august/trilateral-statement-conclusion

Provides statements of U.S. officials after the first round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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

 

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

 

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