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go directly to report, PDF _ 98-568 - Export-Import Bank: Background and Legislative Issues
14-Nov-2001; James Jackson; 6 p.
Abstract: The Export-Import Bank is the chief U.S. government agency that helps finance American exports.1 With a budget of nearly $1 billion, the Bank finances around 2% of U.S. exports a year. Eximbank provides guarantees and insurance to commercial banks to make trade credits available to U.S. exporters. T.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International Finance, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-518 - China and the Multilateral Development Banks
31-Oct-1997; Jonathan E. Sanford; 6 p.
Abstract: Congress is currently considering appropriations for U.S. contributions to the World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) as well as separate legislation that would require U.S. representatives to these institutions to oppose all concessional loans to China. The World Bank and Asian .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RL30225 - Most-Favored-Nation Status of the People's Republic of China
13-Oct-2000; Vladimir Pregelj; 11 p.
Abstract: The Tiananmen Square incident of June 4, 1989, and the repressive policies and violations of human rights by the Chinese government that followed it, led to the imposition by the United States of some economic and other sanctions against China and to consideration of additional sanctions, among them.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20571 - The Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) Tax Benefit for Exporting and the WTO
11-Oct-2000; David L. Brumbaugh; 4 p.
Abstract: The Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) provisions of the U.S. tax code permit U.S. firms to exempt between 15% and 30% of export income from taxation. FSC was enacted in 1984 to replace another tax benefit for exporting - the Domestic International Sales Corporation (DISC) provisions. U.S. trading part.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32637 - Argentina?s Sovereign Debt Restructuring
10-Oct-2004; J. F. Hornbeck; 19 p.
Update: December 22, 2004.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: In December 2001, after four years of deepening recession and mounting social unrest, Argentina?s government collapsed and ceased all debt payments. Argentina has failed to pay before, but this time it registered the largest sovereign default in history. Argentina must restructure over $100 billion .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ 97-861 - NAFTA Labor Side Agreement: Lessons for the Worker Rights and Fast-Track Debate
9-Oct-2001; Mary Jane Bolle; 25 p.
Abstract: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), between the United States, Mexico, and Canada was the first trade agreement ever linked to worker rights provisions in a major way. Its companion ¨side agreement,¨ the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC, which rhymes with &.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, International Finance, International
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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20174 - CBI/NAFTA Parity Proposals: A Comparison
8-Oct-1999; Vladimir Pregelj; 5 p.
Abstract: The tariff and quota treatment of U.S. imports from Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement has resulted in a distinct and increasing competitive disadvantage for imports from the beneficiary countries of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA). To eliminate this disadvantage,.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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go directly to report, PDF _ IB98014 - China's Economic Conditions
21-Sep-2000; Wayne M. Morrison; 17 p.
Update: April 11, 2003

MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

On January 9, 2003, the United Nations reported that in 2002, China had replaced the United States as the world?s largest recipient of foreign direct investment.

On November 8, 2002, Chinese President Jiang Zemin formally proposed at the 16th National.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Since the initiation of economic reforms in 1979, China has become one of the world?s fastest growing economies. From 1979-2002, China?s real GDP rose at an average annual rate of 9.3%; it rose by an estimated 8.0% in 2002. Many economists speculate that China could become the world?s largest econom.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance

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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-960 - International Forestry Agreements: Current Status
11-Sep-1995; Susan Fletcher; 8 p.
Abstract: Over the past decade, there has been extensive public concern about loss of forests around the world. Attention to the rapid rate of tropical deforestation accelerated during the late 1980's as concern about global climate change emerged; at the time, the extensive burning of forests in Brazil (and .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, International, International Finance
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go directly to report, HTML _ RS20570 - Trade Remedies and The U.S.-China Bilateral WTO Accession Agreement
21-Jul-2000; William H. Cooper; 3 p.
Abstract: The November 1999 U.S.-China bilateral agreement on China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) addresses a range of U.S. foreign trade and investment concerns related to China's entry into the WTO. In particular, U.S. import-sensitive industries are wary of the impact from increased imp.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Economics & Trade, International Finance
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