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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2016 Special 301 Report

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR-2016-Special-301-Report.pdf

Annual U.S.publication on the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Discusses areas of progress and countries, such as China, placed on the Watch List because of trade secret theft, online piracy, and counterfeiting.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Leaders Sign Landmark Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53752#.Vx-VIXqUJAM

Describes signing ceremony and provides excerpts from key speeches.  From the United Nations

 

Reading List on UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7220/CBP-7220.pdf

Presents a list of readings including books, journal articles, law blogs, news articles, press releases, official publications and more on the topic.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07220

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities by Market

Categories: Australia,Business/Economics,Canada,Chile,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Mexico,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.trade.gov/fta/tpp/pdfs/full-country-report.pdf

Highlights benefits U.S. businesses can acquire when exporting to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries.  Covers each market’s top export sectors and explains how existing tariffs will be affected once the agreement enters into force.  From the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department

 

European Union: Prime Ministers’ Speeches and Party Manifestos Since 1970

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2016-0015/LLN-2016-0015.pdf

Outlines key statements and speeches made by British Prime Ministers on the question of Britain’s membership in the European Union plus extracts from party political manifestos since 1970.  House of Lords Library Note 2016-0015

 

The President’s Trade Agenda 2016

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-Trade-Policy-Agenda.pdf

The presidential candidates are arguing about trade in their debates. This document outlines key U.S. trade priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the Trade in Services Agreement. It also describes the major trade accomplishments of the past seven years. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking: 2015 Annual Progress Assessment

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/254013.pdf

The first such report. It describes the accomplishments of the Task Force which include training of enforcement officials around the world and dissuading consumers from buying illegal wildlife products. From the State Department

 

Nuclear Nonproliferation: Preliminary Observations on IAEA’s Role in Verifying the Iran Agreement

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/675222.pdf

Provides analysis of the resources that the International Atomic Energy Agency has to monitor and verify Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The plan, agreed to in the summer of 2015, calls for Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Also covers potential verification challenges. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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