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2015 Special 301 Report

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Special-301-Report-FINAL.pdf

Annual review of the state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement by U.S. trading partners around the world.  The report identifies a wide range of concerns especially with practices in China, India, Russia, and Brazil.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Congress,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43491.pdf

Explains the basics of trade promotion authority, formerly called fast track, that lays out U.S. trade negotiating objectives, procedures for congressional-executive notification, and expedited legislative procedures under which such bills are considered.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2015 Section 1377 Review on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Section-1377-Report_FINAL.pdf

Annual report on American telecommunications trade which identifies the major trade barriers faced by U.S. service and equipment suppliers.  Also identifies issues to be targeted for enforcement efforts.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/index.htm

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1764579/wrs-15-01.pdf

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

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

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/544564/EXPO_BRI%282015%29544564_EN.pdf

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament

 

2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

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

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

 

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/235606.htm

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department

 

 

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