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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34468 - The U.S. Trade Situation for Fruit and Vegetable Products
12-May-2010; Renée Johnson; 19 p.
Update: Previous releases:
December 15, 2009
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Abstract: Over the last decade, there has been a growing U.S. trade deficit in fresh and processed fruits and vegetables. Although U.S. fruit and vegetable exports totaled nearly $9 billion in 2007, U.S. imports of fruits and vegetables were more than $16 billion, resulting in a gap between imports and exp.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, International
go directly to report _ RL33016 - U.S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress
11-Jan-2010; Paul K. Kerr; 47 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 3, 2008
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Abstract: India, which has not signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and does not have International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards on all nuclear material in peaceful nuclear activities, exploded a “peaceful” nuclear device in 1974, convincing the world of the need for greater restrictions on .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, International
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34503 - Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy: Background and Issues for Congress
29-Jun-2009; Deborah D. Stine; 16 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 3, 2009
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: Science and engineering activities have always been international. Scientists, engineers, and health professionals frequently communicate and cooperate with one another without regard to national boundaries. This report discusses international science and technology (S&T) diplomacy, instances whe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Science & Technology, Government, International
go directly to report, PDF _ R40199 - U.S.-EU Poultry Dispute
4-Feb-2009; Geoffrey S. Becker; 8 p.
Abstract: In January 2009, the outgoing Bush Administration escalated a long-running dispute with the European Union (EU) over its refusal to accept U.S. imports of poultry treated with antimicrobial rinses. Bush officials requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the EU on the matter, a .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International
go directly to report _ RL34659 - China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation Policies
10-Sep-2008; Jane Leggett, Jeffrey Logan, Anna Mackey; 32 p.
Abstract: China’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and policies are frequently invoked in Congressional debates over appropriate climate change policy. This background report describes Chinese GHG emissions and some of its mitigation efforts. It touches briefly on China’s international cooperation.

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Topics: International, Climate Change

go directly to report, PDF _ RS22899 - Global Climate Change: Status of Negotiations
17-Jun-2008; Susan R. Fletcher; 6 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 17, 2008
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Abstract: In December 2007, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held their 13th annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia, and began the process of working toward an agreement/treaty that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC when it expires in 2012. The Proto.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, International, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22187 - Brazil’s WTO Case Against the U.S. Cotton Program: A Brief Overview
17-Jun-2008; Randy Schnepf; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 17, 2008
January 25, 2008
September 8, 2006
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Abstract: On June 2, 2008, a World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body (AB) publicly released its final report upholding a December 2007 compliance panel ruling that the United States has not fully complied with a March 2005 WTO ruling against certain U.S. cotton support programs. This AB ruling was pa.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, International
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22379 - Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): Fact Sheet on Three International Agreements
12-Jun-2008; Linda-Jo Schierow; 3 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 12, 2008 January 3, 2007
March 3, 2006
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Abstract: Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment, tend to accumulate as they move up the food chain, and may be harmful to people and wildlife. Between 1998 and 2001, the United States signed two international treaties and one executive agreement.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, International
go directly to report, PDF _ RS21709 - Mad Cow Disease and U.S. Beef Trade
4-Jun-2008; Charles E. Hanrahan and Geoffrey S. Becker; 6 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 4, 2008
January 29, 2008
December 6, 2006
March 3, 2005
June 3, 2005
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Abstract: The 110th Congress has been monitoring U.S. efforts to regain foreign markets that banned U.S. beef when a Canadian-born cow in Washington state tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in December 2003. The four major U.S. beef export markets, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Korea, .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Economics & Trade, International
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33826 - Climate Change: The Kyoto Protocol and International Actions
30-May-2008; Susan R. Fletcher and Larry Parker; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 22, 2007
June 8, 2007
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Abstract: The concerns over climate change, often termed “global warming,” have emerged both in the United States and internationally as major policy issues. Reports in 2007 of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provided additional scientific underpinnings for these concern.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Climate Change, International, Government
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