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Agriculture Issues in U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations – IF10240

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) is a proposed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union (EU). Both sides seek to liberalize transatlantic trade and investment, set globally relevant rules and disciplines that could boost economic growth, support multilateral trade liberalization through the World Trade Organization (WTO), and address third country trade policy challenges. Agricultural issues have been an active topic of debate in the context of market access negotiations but mainly within regulatory and intellectual property rights discussions. Negotiations began in July 2013, with a ninth negotiations round in April 2015.

Date of Report: June 12, 2015
Pages: 2
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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – IF10038

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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), previously “fast track,” is the time-limited authority that Congress uses to set trade negotiating objectives, to establish notification and consultation requirements, and to have implementing bills for certain reciprocal trade agreements considered under expedited procedures, provided certain statutory requirements are met.

Date of Report: June 18, 2015
Pages: 2
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Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) Reauthorization

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What is Ex-Im Bank? As the official U.S. export credit agency (ECA), Ex-Im Bank finances and insures U.S. exports of goods and services with the goal of supporting U.S. jobs. On a demand-driven basis, it seeks to support exports that the private sector is unwilling or unable to finance alone at commercially viable terms for exporting; and/or to counter government-backed financing offered by foreign countries through their ECAs. The rationales behind Ex-Im Bank’s activities are subject to congressional debate.

Date of Report: June 17, 2015
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The U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED): Economic Outcomes and Issues – IF10257

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From June 22-24, 2015, U.S. and Chinese officials held the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), a forum that was established in 2009 by President Obama and then-Chinese President Hu Jintao to address long-term economic and strategic issues. The S&ED is a continuation of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) that was initiated by President George W. Bush and President Hu Jintao in 2006.

Date of Report: July 14, 2015
Pages: 2
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U.S.-Taiwan Trade Relations – IF10256

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With a population of 23 million people, Taiwan has evolved to become a highly-developed, dynamic, and globally-competitive economy. In 2014, Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis was $1.0 trillion, making it the world’s 22nd largest economy. Its per capita GDP on a PPP basis (a common measurement of living standards) was $43,540,18% greater than Japan’s and about 80% that of the United States. Taiwan is the world’s 18th largest merchandise exporter (at $322 billion) and the 17th largest merchandise importer (at $273 billion). The World Economic Forum’s 2014-2015 Global Competitive Index, which assesses the competitiveness of 144 economies, based on factors that determine productivity growth, ranked Taiwan 14th (the United States ranked third). 

Date of Report: July 14, 2015
Pages: 2
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U.S. Trade Policy: Background and Current Issues – IF10156

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Congress plays a major role in U.S. trade policy through its legislative and oversight authority. Since World War II, U.S. trade policy has focused on liberalizing markets by reducing trade and investment barriers, creating a rules-based trading system, enforcing commitments under trade agreements, and supporting economic growth. Trade policy, spanning a range of stakeholder interests, involves U.S. economic, foreign policy, and national security issues. 

Date of Report: July 22, 2015
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) – IF10120

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On March 20, 2013, the Obama Administration notified Congress of its intent to negotiate T-TIP. Negotiations began in July 2013, with a tenth round of negotiations in July 2015. At the 2015 G-7 Summit, leaders resolved to accelerate negotiations with a goal of finalizing understandings on T-TIP’s outline as soon as possible, preferably by the year’s end. In T-TIP, both sides have exchanged initial tariff offers and revised service offers. Discussions on regulations, standards, and rules are ongoing. The European Commission continues to deliberate its approach to investor-state dispute settlement.

Date of Report: July 29, 2015
Pages: 2
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Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – IF10038

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Legislation to renew TPA—the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015)—was introduced by Senators Hatch and Wyden and Representative Ryan on April 16, 2015. The legislation, as reported by the Senate Finance Committee, was joined with legislation extending Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) into a substitute amendment to H.R. 1314 (an unrelated revenue measure), and the legislation passed on May 22 by a vote of 62-37. In the House, the measure was voted on under a procedure known as “division of the question,” which requires separate votes on each component, but approval of both for the bill to pass. Voting on June 12, TPA (Title I) passed by a vote of 219-211, but TAA (Title II) was defeated 126- 302. On June 18, the House again voted on identical TPA language as an amendment attached to H.R. 2146, an unrelated House bill. This amendment did not include TAA. This legislation passed the House 218-206, and by the Senate 60-38. The President signed the legislation (P.L. 114-26) on June 29, 2015.

Date of Report: July 2, 2015
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and U.S. Agriculture – IF10233

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) being negotiated among 12 countries of the Asia-Pacific region: the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.  The TPP negotiations, which the United States joined in 2008, cover a broad range of trade topics from government procurement to foreign investment to trade in services, to cite just a few. Negotiations over market access for agricultural products have figured prominently in the discussions as one of a number of agricultural topics under negotiation.

Date of Report: May 29, 2015
Pages: 2
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Worker Rights Provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) – IF10046

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The issue of worker rights has become prominent in the negotiation of U.S. FTAs. Some stakeholders believe that worker rights provisions are necessary to protect U.S. labor from perceived unfair competition and to raise standards in other countries. Others believe that worker rights are more appropriately addressed at the International Labor Organization (ILO) or through cooperative efforts and capacity building on worker rights. Since 1988, Congress has included worker rights as a principal negotiating objective in Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) (previously known as fast-track) legislation. The United States has been in the forefront of using trade agreements to promote core internationally recognized worker rights. Worker rights provisions in FTAs have evolved significantly since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), moving from side agreements to integral chapters within FTA texts, along with cooperation and enforcement provisions.

Date of Report: May 28, 2015
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