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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Presidency,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/01/statement-president-trump-paris-climate-accord

Speech defending U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.  From the White House

 

North American Free Trade Agreement: Notification for Renegotiation

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTA%20Notification.pdf

Copies of letters sent to Congressional leaders with official notification of reasons for renegotiating NAFTA.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Softwood Lumber Imports from Canada: Current Issues

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42789.pdf

Reviews the history of disputes over Canadian lumber imports to the U.S. and the nature of the current dispute including allegations of government subsidies to Canadian lumber firms and implications for reviewing NAFTA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2017 Special 301 Report

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

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2017%20Special%20301%20Report%20FINAL.PDF

Annual report on global trade developments relating to intellectual property protection and enforcement.  Also identifies nations which the U.S. considers to have harmful records on protection or enforcement of intellectual property rights. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40784.pdf

80% of Mexico’s exports go to the U.S.  This report covers Mexico’s efforts to diversify trade partners with 11 free trade agreements involving 46 countries.  Also covers the implications of this diversity for U.S. interests. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

A Steely Look at Steel: Commerce Directed to Prioritize Investigation of the Effects of Steel Imports on National Security

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security,Manufacturing,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/steel.pdf

Takes a skeptical look at the president’s demand for an investigation into the national security implications of steel imports.  Examines how such investigations proceed, what factors will be examined, and why steel is often the target of such inquiries. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase: Legal Under International Law

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Syria,Treaties,United Nations

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/airbase.pdf

Provides a brief overview of the legality of the U.S. missile strike on Syria under international law and U.S. obligations under the UN Charter.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Brexit: Red Lines and Starting Principles

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7938/CBP-7938.pdf

Summarizes the starting points of the UK and EU institutions at the beginning of the Article 50 process by which Britain proposes to leave the European Union.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7938

 

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