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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Implementing Bills for Trade Agreements: Statutory Procedures Under Trade Promotion Authority

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44584.pdf

Describes the procedures for so-called “fast track” consideration by Congress of trade agreements and how the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 modified the tight restrictions under which Congress considers trade legislation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Analysis of Economic Studies

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44551.pdf

Provides an analysis of various studies and information on the types of economic models that are used to assess the impact of trade agreements and the importance of underlying assumptions.  Reviews a variety of government, intergovernmental, and academic economic studies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Year in Trade 2015: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program 67th Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4627.pdf

Annual overview of developments regarding the administration of U.S. trade laws and trade agreements.  Covers all antidumping, intellectual property rights infringement, and trade preference programs.  Also covers World Trade Organization decisions and actions, negotiations related to trade agreements, bilateral trade issues, and U.S. trade in goods and services in 2015.   From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements: Executive Summary

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

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498952.pdf

Provides a 12 page summary of the document which examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Authorities, Resources, and Challenges

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Iran,Nongovernmental organizations,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677783.pdf

Examines the Joint Comprehensive Plan agreement with Iran and the role that the IAEA has been asked to play in monitoring and verifying Iran’s commitment, reviews the resources that IAEA has identified as necessary to carry out that role, and identifies potential challenges.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2015/index.htm

An annual publication which provides the public with a historical record of the views and practices of the U.S. Government in public and private international law.  From the State Department

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

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