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go directly to report, PDF _ RS20582 - China and the WTO: Labor Issues
21-Jul-2000; Mary Jane Bolle; 6 p.
Abstract: China?s prospective membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) raises issues among some U.S. workers and organized labor about job and wage security. Many labor groups argue that Mexico?s threat to U.S. jobs and wages since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be dwarfed by Ch.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Information, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-463 - Country Applicability of the U.S. Most-Favored-Nation Status
1-Jul-1999; Vladimir Pregel; 2 p.
Abstract: The United States accords permanent most-favored-nation (MFN) treatment to all its trading partners except six countries to which it is denied by law and 14 countries whose MFN status is temporary and subject to the conditions of Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974. As a matter of general policy embo.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20582 - China and the WTO: Labor Issues
21-Jun-2000; Mary Jane Bolle; 3 p.
Abstract: China's prospective membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) raises issues among some U.S. workers and organized labor about job and wage security. Many labor groups argue that Mexico's threat to U.S. jobs and wages since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be dwarfed by Ch.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ 98-987 - Brazil
19-Jun-2000; J. F. Hornbeck; 6 p.
Abstract: Despite backing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), capital flight from Brazil in 1998 prompted the government to jettison its pegged currency stabilization program and float the real on January 15, 1999, becoming another casualty of the volatile international capital markets. Brazil adjuste.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL30612 - Agriculture in the WTO:Member Spending on Domestic Support
17-Jun-2005; Randy Schnepf; 44 p.
Update: 9/12/05 Previous Releases: /NLE/CRSreports/Agriculture/ag-107.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Under the World Trade Organization's (WTO?s) Agreement on Agriculture (AA), member countries agreed to general rules regarding disciplines on domestic subsidies (as well as on export subsidies and market access). The AA?s goal was to provide a framework for the leading members of the WTO to make cha.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, International Finance, International
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-612 - NAFTA: Economic Effects on the United States After Three Years
13-Jun-1997; Arlene Wilson; 6 p.
Abstract: The main economic benefit of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is that, over time, it is expected to increase productivity and incomes in the United States, Mexico and Canada. In the near term, some reallocation of resources occurs within each country, generating gains for some produce.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32432 - The International Monetary Fund: Future Directions
10-Jun-2004; Jonathan E. Sanford and Martin Weiss; 28 p.
Update: November 4th, 2004.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The IMF was created in a world of fixed-parity exchange rates, where most currencies were defined in terms of the U.S. dollar and the dollar was defined in terms of gold. Countries could devalue their currencies only if they were faced with ? in the original language of Article IV ? ?fundamental dis.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30175 - China's Accession to the World Trade Organization: Legal Issues
2-Jun-2000; Jeanne J. Grimmett; 11 p.
Abstract: The People's Republic of China (PRC) applied to resume membership in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1986 and continues to negotiate its accession to GATT's successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO). A country may join the WTO on terms agreed by the applicant and WTO Members.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31418 - World Bank: Funding IDA?s Assistance Program
21-May-2002; Jonathan E. Sanford; 14 p.
Update: Updated May 21, 2002.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: During the past decade, the World Bank?s concessional loan facility, the International Development Association (IDA), has relied increasingly on loan repayments (¨reflows¨) to fund its assistance program. By committing future reflows to fund current projects as they are disbursed, the Worl.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International Finance, Economics & Trade, International
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go directly to report, HTML _ IB96038 - U.S. International Trade: Data and Forecasts
18-May-2001; Dick Nanto and Vivian Jones; 14 p.
Update: For March 2001 the U.S. international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $31.2 billion, up from $26.9 billion in February (BoP basis). Exports of goods and services decreased to $89.5 billion in March, down from $90.4 billion in February. March imports increased to $120.6 billion, up f.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: In 2000 the United States incurred a trade deficit in goods of $434.3 billion on a Census basis and $449.5 billion on a balance- of-payments basis (BoP). A surplus in services trade of $79.8 billion gave a deficit of $369.7 billion on goods and services (BoP) for the year. For March 2001, the trade .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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