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Earl Gregg Swem Library

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-55.pdf

Report prepared for the Parliament on the issue of whether England should leave the Union plus rules for the conduct of a referendum in the UK.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/55

 

The Interim Report on the Revision of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation

Categories: Defense/Military,Japan,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/20141003_INTERIM_REPORT.pdf

Describes revisions to the 1997 guidelines designed to prevent the deterioration of Japan’s security and ensure cooperation between the two countries.  From the Defense Department.

 

Agriculture in the WTO Bali Ministerial Agreement

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43592.pdf

Covers the status of implementation of agricultural provisions in a 2013 conference in Bali, Indonesia that was designed to streamline international trade under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43702.pdf

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4481.pdf

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Export-Import Bank: Overview and Reauthorization Issues

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43581.pdf

Describes what it is, what it does, and what issues have made its reauthorization controversial among some in Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law: 2013

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226409.pdf

Latest annual volume on U.S. foreign policy and international law.  Features a new chapter on arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation, separated from the chapter on the use of force.  From the State Department

 

U.S. Foreign Trade in Services: Trends and U.S. Policy Challenges

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43291.pdf

Describes what is meant by services, the importance of services in U.S. foreign trade, and the role of trade negotiations and treaties in overcoming foreign trade barriers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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