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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): What Actions Do Not Require Congressional Approval?

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/re-nafta.pdf

Examines the extent to which the executive branch unilaterally renegotiate the trade agreement without further action by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The United States Officially Withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/1-30-17%20USTR%20Letter%20to%20TPP%20Depositary.pdf

Copy of letter of withdrawal and disavowal of legal obligations from signature of February 2016.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44761.pdf

Examines the legal questions, both domestically and internationally, raised by potential U.S. withdrawal from international agreements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Presidency,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/23/presidential-memorandum-regarding-withdrawal-united-states-trans-pacific

Directs the U.S. Trade Representative to withdraw the U.S. from TPP negotiations and to pursue bilateral trade deals instead.  From the White House

 

2016 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-China-Report-to-Congress.pdf

Describes the various ways the U.S. is working to hold China to its World Trade Organization commitments, especially in such areas as intellectual property rights enforcement,  the protection of trade secrets, and industrial policies.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia,Treaties

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v06

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Can the President Withdraw From the Paris Agreement?

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/withdraw.pdf

President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, an international agreement intended to reduce the effects of climate change by maintaining global temperatures well below 2 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels. This report reviews the rules that govern withdrawal from international agreements and treaties and how these rules apply to the Paris Agreement. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Trade and Finance: Overview and Issues for the 115th Congress

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44717.pdf

Reviews major actions on international trade by the 114th Congress and major issues to be considered by the 115th Congress including the effect of international trade agreements on U.S. jobs and the economy, the future of U.S. trade policy with Asia and Europe, and whether to renegotiate or withdraw from existing trade agreements such as NAFTA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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