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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Agriculture in Pending U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea

Agriculture in Pending U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea

Date: June 3, 2009
Creator: Jurenas, Remy
Description: The 111th Congress in coming months might take up free trade agreements (FTAs) signed by the Bush Administration with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea under trade promotion authority, or fast-track rules, designed to expedite congressional consideration of these agreements. Accordingly, agriculture as covered in each pending trade agreement is examined in this report in the order that Congress likely will take up these agreements, based upon statements made to date by Obama Administration officials and Members of Congress.
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Mercosur: Evolution and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy

Mercosur: Evolution and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy

Date: August 23, 2006
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: None
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Vietnam PNTR Status and WTO Accession: Issues and Implications for the United States

Vietnam PNTR Status and WTO Accession: Issues and Implications for the United States

Date: August 2, 2006
Creator: Manyin, Mark E.; Cooper, William H. & Gelb, Bernard A.
Description: Report discussing the role of the United States regarding the status of trade relations with Vietnam after its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The report focuses on the issue of most-favored-nation (MFN) status, or normal trade relations (NTR) which conflicts with Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974. There is an overview of U.S.-Vietnam economic relations the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and Vietnam's NTR status, the WTO accession process in relation to Vietnam's status, the significance of the issues for both Vietnam and the United States, as well as other political and economic issues.
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International Trade: Rules of Origin

International Trade: Rules of Origin

Date: March 6, 2009
Creator: Jones, Vivian C. & Martin, Michael F.
Description: This report deals with rules of origin (ROO) in three parts. First, it describes the reasons that country of origin rules are important and briefly describe U.S. laws and methods that provide direction in making these determinations. Second, it discusses some of the more controversial issues involving rules of origin and the effects of the global manufacturing process on ROO. It concludes with some alternatives and options that Congress could consider that might assist in simplifying the process.
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Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy

Free Trade Agreements: Impact on U.S. Trade and Implications for U.S. Trade Policy

Date: August 1, 2006
Creator: Cooper, William H.
Description: In the last few years, the United States has considered bilateral and regional free trade areas (FTAs) with a number of trading partners. Such arrangements are not new in U.S. trade policy. The United States has had a free trade arrangement with Israel since 1985 and with Canada since1989. The latter was suspended when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that included the United States, Canada, and Mexico, went into effect in January 1994. This report monitors pending and possible proposals for U.S. FTAs, relevant legislation and other congressional interest in U.S. FTAs.
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World Trade Organization Negotiations: The Doha Development Agenda

World Trade Organization Negotiations: The Doha Development Agenda

Date: August 18, 2008
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F.
Description: This report discusses the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations, begun in November 2001, which has entered its 11th year. It includes background on Doha and the significance of the negotiations, as well as a breakdown of issues on the Doha agenda and the role of the Congress.
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Trade Negotiations During the 110th Congress

Trade Negotiations During the 110th Congress

Date: January 8, 2008
Creator: Fergusson, Ian F.
Description: This report discusses the trade negotiations during Bush Administration, which has made bilateral and regional free-trade agreements (FTAs) an important element of U.S. trade policy, a strategy known as “competitive liberalization.”
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U.S. - European Union Disputes in the World Trade Organization

U.S. - European Union Disputes in the World Trade Organization

Date: May 27, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J. & Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Description: This report discusses disputes in the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the United States and the European Union (EU). The report begins with an overview of the issues to be addressed, and continues with a brief description of the WTO dispute settlement process, a summary of U.S.-EU dispute settlement history, and a review of issues arising from cases of longstanding non-compliance. The report concludes with a discussion of continuing concerns and policy considerations.
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U.S.-Latin American Trade: Recent Trends

U.S.-Latin American Trade: Recent Trends

Date: March 8, 2005
Creator: Hornbeck, J. F.
Description: Since congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in August 2002 (P.L. 107-210), the U.S.-Chile free trade agreement (FTA) has been implemented and negotiations were concluded on the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). Implementing legislation may be introduced in the first session of the 109th Congress. Other important U.S.-Latin America trade initiatives include FTA negotiations with three Andean countries and Panama, and the ongoing but slowed talks on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Congress defined trade negotiation objectives in TPA and trade agreements are enacted only after Congress passes implementing legislation. This report supports the congressional role in trade policy by providing an analytical overview of U.S.-Latin American trade data and trends.
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The Proposed U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

The Proposed U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

Date: October 16, 2006
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
Description: This report addresses the proposed U.S.-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA). It provides a brief overview of the Malaysian economy, a review of U.S. interests in the proposed agreement, an examination of possible issues likely to arise during the negotiations, a comparison of tariff rates between the two countries, legislative procedures, and an appendix with a brief chronology and trade data — including U.S. exports to Malaysia by sector and exports to Malaysia by state.
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The Proposed U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

The Proposed U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement

Date: January 25, 2008
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Description: This report addresses the proposed U.S.-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA). It provides a brief overview of the Malaysian economy, a review of U.S. interests in the proposed agreement, an examination of possible issues likely to arise during the negotiations, a comparison of tariff rates between the two countries, legislative procedures, and an appendix with a brief chronology and trade data — including U.S. exports and imports to Malaysia by sector and exports to Malaysia by state.
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China's Currency: Economic Issues and Options for U.S. Trade Policy

China's Currency: Economic Issues and Options for U.S. Trade Policy

Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M. & Labonte, Marc
Description: This report starts out by describing China's policy of pegging its currency to the U.S. dollar at an exchange rate of roughly 8.28 yuan to the dollar. As a result, the exchange rate between the yuan and the dollar basically stayed the same. The report discusses most significant events concerning China's currency policy and its impact on U.S. trade deficit.
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: October 19, 2004
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: March 5, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: April 8, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: May 24, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: July 11, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: November 19, 2002
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: January 3, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
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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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: March 20, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: May 12, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J.
Description: None
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Trade and the Americas

Trade and the Americas

Date: July 29, 2003
Creator: Ahearn, Raymond J
Description: None
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