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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Treaties

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/11/u-s-treaties-a-beginners-guide/

A guide to how and where to find copies of treaties that involve the U.S.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Free Trade Agreements: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Should Continue to Improve Its Monitoring of Environmental Commitments

Categories: Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666782.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with the U.S. in Free Trade Agreements are living up to provisions relating to protection of the environment and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement are Needed

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666787.pdf

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with 14 Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are living up to provisions relating to fundamental labor rights and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ Report to Leaders

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/November/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-Trade-Ministers-Report-to-Leaders

Reports on recent progress toward trade agreement among Pacific Ocean nations.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

International Trade Statistics 2014

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

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/its2014_e/its14_toc_e.htm

Provides a detailed overview of the latest developments in world trade.  Covers both merchandise and services trade.  Includes appendix with statistical tables.  From the World Trade Organization

 

Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/Oct2014_Report_Final.pdf

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department

 

The U.S. Wine Industry and Selected Trade Issues with the European Union

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43658.pdf

Discusses the worldwide trade in wine and efforts to overcome alleged trade barriers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law 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

 

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