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Free Trade Agreements with Singapore and Chile: Labor Issues

Free Trade Agreements with Singapore and Chile: Labor Issues

Date: July 21, 2003
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane
Description: None
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Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Date: July 17, 2003
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: Falling agricultural exports and declining commodity prices led farm groups and agribusiness firms to urge the 106th Congress to pass legislation exempting foods and agricultural commodities from U.S. economic sanctions against certain countries. In completing action on the FY2001 agriculture appropriations bill, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan, and extended this policy to apply to Cuba (Title IX of H.R. 5426, as enacted by P.L. 106-387; Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000). Related provisions place financing and licensing conditions on sales to these countries. Those that apply to Cuba, though, are permanent and more restrictive than for the other countries. Other provisions give Congress the authority in the future to veto a President's proposal to impose a sanction on the sale of agricultural or medical products.
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Trade Negotiations in the 108th Congress

Trade Negotiations in the 108th Congress

Date: July 17, 2003
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F & Sek, Lenore
Description: None
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U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

Date: July 17, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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Diamonds and Conflict: Background, Policy, and Legislation

Diamonds and Conflict: Background, Policy, and Legislation

Date: July 16, 2003
Creator: Cook, Nicolas
Description: This report discusses issues surrounding "conflict diamonds" -- i.e., diamonds that have been mined and sold to support armed conflict -- as well as resulting U.S. policy responses. Policy makers' attention has also increasingly focused on the possible role that diamonds may play in the financing of terrorist operations.
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Jordan-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues

Jordan-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues

Date: July 15, 2003
Creator: Bolle, Mary Jane
Description: None
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U.S.-Japan Economic Ties: Status and Outlook

U.S.-Japan Economic Ties: Status and Outlook

Date: July 15, 2003
Creator: Cooper, William H
Description: None
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Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports

Space Launch Vehicles: Government Activities, Commercial Competition, and Satellite Exports

Date: July 11, 2003
Creator: Smith, Marcia S
Description: None
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U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

Date: July 11, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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Country Applicability of the U.S. Normal Trade Relations (Most-Favored-Nation) Status

Country Applicability of the U.S. Normal Trade Relations (Most-Favored-Nation) Status

Date: July 7, 2003
Creator: Pregelj, Vladimir N
Description: The United States accords permanent normal-trade-relations (NTR) (formerly called most-favored-nation (MFN)) treatment to all its trading partners except six countries to which it is denied by law and 11 countries whose NTR status is temporary and subject to the conditions of Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974.
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

China-U.S. Trade Issues

Date: July 2, 2003
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M
Description: U.S.-China economic ties have expanded substantially over the past several years. China is now the third largest U.S. trading partner, its second largest source of imports, and its fourth largest export market. However, U.S.-China commercial ties have been strained by a number of issues, including a surging U.S. trade deficit with China, China's refusal to float its currency, and failure to fully comply with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments, especially its failure to provide protection for U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR). This report explores these issues in detail, especially concerning the lack of protection for U.S. IPR.
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Caribbean Basin Interim Trade Program: CBI/NAFTA Parity

Caribbean Basin Interim Trade Program: CBI/NAFTA Parity

Date: June 27, 2003
Creator: Pregelj, Vladimir N
Description: The entry into force, on January 1, 1994, of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has eliminated the advantage that the beneficiaries of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and related provisions of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) had enjoyed in trade with the United States relative to Mexico, and gave Mexico an increasingly significant competitive edge over the CBERA countries. The scheduled further implementation of the NAFTA would have resulted in a substantial advantage to Mexico over the CBERA countries and vitiate in part the purpose of the CBERA.
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Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Exempting Food and Agriculture Products from U.S. Economic Sanctions: Status and Implementation

Date: June 27, 2003
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: Falling agricultural exports and declining commodity prices led farm groups and agribusiness firms to urge the 106th Congress to pass legislation exempting foods and agricultural commodities from U.S. economic sanctions against certain countries. In completing action on the FY2001 agriculture appropriations bill, Congress codified the lifting of unilateral sanctions on commercial sales of food, agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical products to Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan, and extended this policy to apply to Cuba (Title IX of H.R. 5426, as enacted by P.L. 106-387; Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000). Related provisions place financing and licensing conditions on sales to these countries. Those that apply to Cuba, though, are permanent and more restrictive than for the other countries. Other provisions give Congress the authority in the future to veto a President's proposal to impose a sanction on the sale of agricultural or medical products.
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The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Date: June 26, 2003
Creator: Nanto, Dick K
Description: None
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A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues

A Free Trade Area of the Americas: Status of Negotiations and Major Policy Issues

Date: June 25, 2003
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: At the second Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile (April 1998), 34 Western Hemisphere nations agreed to initiate formal negotiations to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) by 2005. The process so far has led to two draft texts, with a third draft expected to be completed for the eighth trade ministerial scheduled for November 17-21, 2003 in Miami. Currently there are serious differences between Brazil and the United States, the co-chairs of the trade negotiating committee, which will need to be resolved by then. Although implementing legislation is not anticipated until the next Congress, for an FTAA to be signed in January 2005, the 108th Congress will play a crucial role during this last phase of the negotiations given its expanded consultative and oversight authority as defined in the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) provisions of the Trade Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-210). This report will be updated periodically.
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Lumber Imports from Canada: Issues and Events

Lumber Imports from Canada: Issues and Events

Date: June 24, 2003
Creator: Gorte, Ross W & Grimmett, Jeanne J
Description: This report provides a concise historical account of the dispute, summarizes the subsidy and injury evidence, and discusses the current issues and events regarding lumber imports from Canada.
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U.S. Agricultural Biotechnology in Global Markets: An Introduction

U.S. Agricultural Biotechnology in Global Markets: An Introduction

Date: June 19, 2003
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S & Hanrahan, Charles E
Description: None
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U.S. Agricultural Biotechnology in Global Markets: An Introduction

U.S. Agricultural Biotechnology in Global Markets: An Introduction

Date: June 19, 2003
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S & Hanrahan, Charles E
Description: None
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U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts

U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts

Date: June 19, 2003
Creator: Nanto, Dick K & Lum, Thomas
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: June 18, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Agricultural Export and Food Aid Programs

Agricultural Export and Food Aid Programs

Date: June 11, 2003
Creator: Hanrahan, Charles E.
Description: This report discusses projected agricultural imports and exports for FY2003, as well as legislation that deals with federal programs in support of agricultural exports and federal aid dedicated to farms and agricultural reform.
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U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

U.S.-European Union Trade Relations: Issues and Policy Challenges

Date: June 9, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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U.S.-Japan Economic Ties: Status and Outlook

U.S.-Japan Economic Ties: Status and Outlook

Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Cooper, William H
Description: None
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U.S. Tobacco Production, Consumption, and Export Trends

U.S. Tobacco Production, Consumption, and Export Trends

Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Womach, Jasper
Description: None
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