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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-165 - Trade and Environment: GATT and NAFTA
4-Apr-1994; Susan Fletcher and Mary Tiemann; 12 p.
Abstract: Environmental concerns in trade negotiations have received extensive attention by policymakers both with regard to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At the conclusion of the NAFTA, environmental concerns were addressed both with.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30689 - The Export Administration Act: Controversy and Prospects
26-Mar-2001; Ian Fergusson; 11 p.
Abstract: In the 107th Congress, renewed efforts are underway to enact a permanent replacement for the Export Adminstration Act of 1979 (EAA), temporarily reauthorized in the 106th Congress until August 20, 2001. The Export Administration Act of 2001 (S. 149) was introduced on January 23, 2001. Hearings were .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31712 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Background and Current Issues
24-Mar-2005; Raymond W. Copson and Tiaji Salaam; 16 p.
Update: June 3, 2005.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent foundation intended to attract and rapidly disburse new resources in developing countries for the struggle against infectious disease. The Fund is a financing vehicle, not a development .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ 97-291 - NAFTA: Related Environmental Issues and Initiatives
23-Mar-2004; Mary Tiemann; 6 p.
Update: August 17, 2004

Previous releases:
/nle/crsreports/international/inter-29.cfm.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) includes several environment-related provisions, that while limited, were unprecedented for their inclusion in a trade agreement. However, further environmental (and labor) assurances were needed to secure passage of NAFTA, and ultimately, the negotiat.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-469 - Multilateral Agreement on Investment: Implications for the United States
18-Mar-1998; James Jackson; 13 p.
Abstract: Ministers of the 29 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have struggled since 1995 to negotiate a Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). Negotiations on many aspects of a final agreement have progressed rapidly, but OECD members have been unable to resolve.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB91121 - China-U.S. Trade Issues
13-Mar-2001; Wayne Morrison; 19 p.
Update: April 11, 2003

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On December 11, 2002, the USTR released its first annual China WTO compliance report, finding that, although China had made significant overall progress in meeting its WTO obligations, a number of problems remained, especially in regards to China?s commi.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: U.S.-China economic ties have expanded substantially over the past several years. Total U.S.-China trade rose from $5 billion in 1980 to $147 billion in 2002. China is now the fourth-largest U.S. trading partner. With a huge population and a rapidly expanding economy, China is a potentially huge mar.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International, International Finance

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go directly to report, PDF _ RS20169 - Agriculture and China?s Accession to the World Trade Organization
13-Mar-2001; Charles E. Hanrahan; 6 p.
Update: March 13, 2003

Previous Releases:
http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/international/inter-3.pdf
http://www.NCSEonline.org/nle/crsreports/international/inter-3.cfm
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Abstract: The prospect of future growth in demand for agricultural products makes China?s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) an important issue for the U.S. agricultural sector. Most agricultural interest groups strongly support China?s entry into the WTO, because they think it will increase U.S..... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, International Finance, Agriculture
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30394 - Russian Capital Flight, Economic Reforms, and U.S. Interests: An Analysis
10-Mar-2000; William H. Cooper, John P. Hardt; 10 p.
Abstract: Russian capital flight is a longstanding problem with very negative consequences for the Russian economy. Authoritative studies estimate Russian capital flight to have totaled $150 billion from 1992-1999. Recent reports of Russian money laundering and other financial scandals involving the Russian C.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RS21765 - Iraq: Paris Club Debt Relief
9-Mar-2004; Martin A. Weiss; 6 p.
Update: December 22, 2004.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Iraq owes the United States and other creditors $120 billion in debts. Of this amount, $40 billion is owed to the Paris Club group of creditors. The U.S. share of this amount is around $4 billion. Non-Paris Club countries, mostly Persian Gulf countries, are owed around $60 - $65 billion. The remaini.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB96008 - Multilateral Development Banks: Issues for the 108th Congress
26-Feb-2002; Jonathan E. Sanford; 20 p.
Update: March 29, 2003

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

In March 2003, the President submitted to Congress his proposals for the amounts the U.S. Government should spend during fiscal 2004. Congress is currently considering budget resolutions that will determine the amounts which can be spent in fiscal 2004. .... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The U.S. is a member of five multilateral development banks (MDBs): the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AFDB), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It also belongs to two related organizations, the Nor.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance

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