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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

Information on the background, negotiation process, and controversial points of the proposed European Union-U.S. free trade agreement. House of Commons Briefing Paper 06688


Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Describes five defining features of the trade agreement which is designed to promote open trade and regional integration. Also provides a summary of the 30 chapters covering such topics as trade rules, customs, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labor, environment, competition policy, and dispute settlement. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

Press release which announces the conclusion of the trade agreement among trade ministers of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations. Also describes next steps before implementation can occur. Claims to promote liberalized trade arrangements in goods and services while taking into account differing levels of development among the countries. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Deep-Sea Mining

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

Describes the mineral deposit types being considered by British planners, proposed extraction methods, potential environmental effects, mitigation options, and the legal framework governing such activity in international waters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary of U.S. Objectives

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Describes the administration’s goals for TPP and presents in detail U. S. negotiating objectives. “An attempt to make trade negotiations transparent to the public.” From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties,United Nations

Analyzes existing national laws, self-regulatory guidelines, multilateral treaties and other documents relating to Internet governance and finds them inadequate as Internet governance principles. Proposes a policy of what is called Internet Universality. From UNESCO


Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

22 countries made the list for 2016 including many of the usual suspects such as Colombia, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Countries are placed on the list even if a government has carried out the strongest narcotics control measures due to the presence of large numbers of drugs originating or transiting through the country. From the White House


Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


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