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 International Trade and Development - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum
Critics of free trade point out that many of the world’s richest countries sheltered their economies by protection when they were at the start of their own growth.
Neoliberal ideology claims that international trade is the golden arrow for the development of poor countries, and their integration into the global economy.
Trade Agreements, such as the FTAA, NAFTA, and CAFTA facilitate international trade, thereby strongly impacting people at all levels of the economy--from growers and to workers, to processors and to consumers, to managers of TNCs and politicians.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/trade/index.htm   (559 words)

 International Trade
This includes $250 million in proposed funding targeted to community colleges to train workers for industries that are creating the most new jobs, as well as funding for new secondary education programs to better prepare high school students for the jobs of the 21st Century.
Trade Adjustment Assistance: In 2002, President Bush signed a law expanding the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which will provide $1.1 billion in FY 2005 for training and cash benefits for workers dislocated by increased imports or a shift of production to certain foreign countries.
Workers over 50 may be entitled to Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance, which pays half the difference between their old wage and the wage they are receiving at new employment for up to two years and up to $10,000.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/internationaltrade   (1161 words)

 International Trade
Fried Frank’s international trade practice, based in the Washington, DC office, responds to the growing strategic needs of international and multinational corporations and governmental organizations for legal services in dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the global marketplace.
This development is likely to accelerate throughout the present decade, paralleling the tide of globalization in international trade and investment, creating both opportunities and challenges for clients engaged in cross-border trade and transactions.
Perhaps the best example of this trend is the success of the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations, which produced a comprehensive agreement and a new international body, the World Trade Organization, empowered to resolve international trade disputes and to sponsor negotiations.
www.ffhsj.com /practice_groups/intl_trade.htm   (486 words)

 LLRX -- Revised Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet
International agreements (collections of international trade agreements and resources for the major multilateral trade agreements and the regional trading areas).
Trade and Related Agreements (Trade Compliance Center, U.S. Dept. of Commerce).  Contains the texts of most trade agreements to which the United States is a party and related documents that are important to business.  Documents are arranged by agreement or treaty title, by country/signatory, and by issue.
Institute for International Economics.  IIE is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.  The site offers a wealth of working papers, policy briefs, speeches and testimony, and hot topic information.  See the “Areas of Expertise” section for a listing of the experts affiliated with the Institute.
www.llrx.com /features/trade3.htm   (4223 words)

 International Trade, Import Export Business
International trade is especially appropriate for the rapidly growing number of “hollow corporations.” Session one of this course refers to a hollow corporation as a business without a factory and with a minimum number of employees in which manufacturing is performed by outside suppliers.
International trade is enormously beneficial for entrepreneurs and enables producers of goods and services to move beyond the U.S. market of 280 million people to the world market of 6.2 billion.
Since international trade necessarily requires interaction with governmental agencies, and most all governments wish to expand their countries role in international trade, entrepreneurs can look to governments themselves for a great deal of information.
www.myownbusiness.org /s13/index.html   (3671 words)

 International Trade Law Research Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
was prepared by the staff of the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library at the Georgetown University Law Center.
International trade law is a very complex and an ever expanding area.
The focus of this guide is on international trade generally and on some of the major bilateral or multilateral international trade agreements: FTA, NAFTA, and GATT/WTO.
www.ll.georgetown.edu /intl/guides/trade   (187 words)

 Trade and International Trade
The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout North America that have an international mission.The FITA index of web resources is just amazing.
Established in 1992, the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization mandated by the Canadian government in partnership with the private sector to remedy the shortage of international trade skills and to improve the quality of training in international trade by establishing nation-wide standards.
A commercial site, the Trading Floor is designed to be an international trade commodity exchange area which covers a multitude of trade topics and information sources and offers a series of areas designed specifically for international traders to do business online and in realtime.
www.enterweb.org /market.htm   (2356 words)

 International Trade: Globalization
Through trade important cultural and economic ties are also built between persons living within a country and with persons living abroad.
Thus the groundwork is laid in civil society for a moral opposition to the State, and the international community is made increasingly knowledgeable of, and invested in, the suffering of their neighbors.
Trade through globalization thus begins a process of more freedoms being afforded to citizens until, finally, they are able to take the reigns of government for themselves.
www.acton.org /ppolicy/trade/global   (2052 words)

 Dept. of State: International Information Programs: Publications: Language of Trade
His practice focuses on international claims, primarily claims for damages arising out of the Gulf War, and on international trade, including antidumping and countervailing duty litigation, economic sanctions regulations, and export control regulations.
He practiced with the international and antitrust groups of the firm of Steptoe and Johnson LLP from 1991 until joining Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP in 1997.
Garcia provided legal counsel in connection with government-to-government trade negotiations, trade legislation, trade policy, international telecommunications issues, antidumping and countervailing duties investigations, and litigation before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/trade/homepage.htm   (659 words)

 International Trade Forum - The quarterly magazine of the International Trade Centre
In trade negotiations, the term is used broadly to argue that subsidies and disguised barriers skew the global trade system against developing countries and commodity producers.
Fair trade has become the centre of intense media attention and a topic of interest to many development organizations.
Fair trade is one of the few development models that reaches marginalized (often indigenous) rural communities who rarely benefit from economic growth and who have little choice between subsistence farming or migration to the cities.
www.tradeforum.org   (333 words)

 Browse Topic: International Trade
The ITC is a quasi-judicial independent federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government.
Domestic and international issues include, but are not limited to trade (access to markets), standards development and application, inspection of U.S. product imported to other countries, technological barriers to trade, traditional industry development, product utilization, and other issues related to industry competitiveness.
An excellent international trade site, it provides foreign market research, trade leads, trade data, a wide variety of export assistance programs, detailed reports, foreign buyers lists, and even employment information.
www.library.okstate.edu /govdocs/browsetopics/itrade.html   (1921 words)

 DLA Piper | US | Services | International Trade
The International Trade practice can call upon the experience of the firm’s Director of Trade Policy, a former trade policy official and negotiator, who was responsible for NAFTA and other major trade policy and trade agreement issues.
In addition to litigating trade proceedings and appeals, the firm has extensive experience in providing advice with respect to potential and existing trade actions and the market and business implications of such actions.
Our in-depth experience in the actual conduct of trade proceedings enables us to provide sound and sophisticated advice to clients who are evaluating possible trade actions, developing defensive strategies, or pursuing other business objectives affected by import competition or trade litigation.
www.dlapiper.com /international_trade   (2329 words)

 Trade - Home | IISD
Trade liberalization is one of the essential engines of economic growth.
Where trade policy is in conflict with environment and development policy, it can retard or even undermine the achievement of sustainable development.
IISD has worked for years to better define the issues in the trade and environment nexus, and to shape the agenda for action and research.
www.iisd.org /trade   (685 words)

 WTO | Trade Statistics - International Trade Statistics, 2000
This report provides comprehensive, comparable and up-to-date statistics on trade in merchandise and commercial services for an assessment of world trade flows by country, region and main product groups or service categories.
Some 240 tables and charts depict trade developments from various perspectives and provide a number of long-term time series as additional information.
Major trade developments are summarized and discussed in the first part of the report under Overview.
www.wto.org /english/res_e/statis_e/stat_toc_e.htm   (247 words)

 International Trade: SBDC, Martinsburg, WV
Some of West Virginia's strongest international trade growth has been in companies with fifty or fewer employees.
Links are maintained to news/periodicals, journals/research papers/articles, regional and country specific information, international trade information, international listservs, statistical data and information resources, company listings/directories/yellow pages, government resources and international trade shows/seminars/business events.
The starting place for your research may be with the International Trade Resource Center at the Scarborough Library at Shepherd College.
www.shepherd.edu /sbdcweb/html/intl.html   (528 words)

 International Trade and Balance of Payments:Statistics Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Merchandise trade volume growth in the Group of Seven countries continued its downward trend to a seasonally-adjusted 1.1% for exports and 0.1% for imports in the second quarter of 2006 compared with the...
The 7th OECD International Trade Statistics Expert Meeting (ITS) will be held in Paris on 11-13 September 2006 at the OECD, Tour Europe, Paris La Défense.
A consultation document with a questionnaire on issues for the updating of the Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services, which is planned to be completed in 2009, has been circulated worldwide.
www.oecd.org /topicstatsportal/0,2647,en_2825_495663_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (1069 words)

 International Trade Forum - The quarterly magazine of the International Trade Centre: Environmental Competitiveness: ...
For example, they are applying ISO 14000, which is an international standard on environmental management systems.
An increasing number of products that are harmful to the environment (especially chemicals) have been banned by international conventions and treaties.
Perhaps the most important advantage is that the benefits of environmental procurement reinforce one another, creating synergy within the enterprise.
www.tradeforum.org /news/fullstory.php/aid/270.html   (1650 words)

 Bureau of Economic Analysis: International Economic Accounts
These transactions include trade in goods and services, receipts and payments of income, current and capital transfers, and transactions in U.S.-owned and foreign-owned assets.
Annual estimates of trade in services and of sales of services in international markets through U.S. and foreign affiliates of multinational companies.
The U.S. net international investment position at yearend 2005 was -$2,693.8 billion (preliminary) with direct investment valued at current cost, as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad.
www.bea.gov /bea/di1.htm   (369 words)

 Yale University Library - Emerging Markets: International Trade
For additional information on United Nations related international trade websites, such as the World Trade Organization, please visit the UN Scholars' Workstation.
U.S. Bureau of the Census: International Trade Bookmarks.
Presents data on U.S. international trade in goods and services, including aggregate imports and exports, U.S. country/regional trade balances, trade by 2 and 3 digit SITC classification for the top 20 commodities by country and region, and shifts in the U.S. commodity trade with major trading partners.
www.library.yale.edu /socsci/emerge/trade.html   (929 words)

 International Trade Alliance
Trade shows and trade missions can be your ticket to success.
The International Trade Alliance continually works to keep you informed of upcoming events with a focus on global trade.
Joining the International Trade Alliance can be very beneficial, in terms of networking and the
www.intrade.org   (511 words)

 NYU Law, Library - Foreign & International, International Trade
Comprised of the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration.
International case law and bibliography on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts – two of the most important international instruments for the regulation of international commercial transactions.
STAT-USA and the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/foreign_intl/intrade.html   (878 words)

 International Trade
Americans' views of international trade are complex and cannot be explained as a simple preference for free trade or protectionism.
Americans also show concern that trade has been harmful to the environment, to international labor standards, and to poor countries; and are unhappy because they believe that, while US trade practices are fair, most other countries' are not.
At the same time Americans are unhappy about how much emphasis US trade policymakers place on commercial interests and overwhelmingly favor incorporating other priorities-protecting American workers, protecting the environment, preserving international labor standards-into the process of furthering trade.
www.americans-world.org /digest/global_issues/intertrade/summary.cfm   (829 words)

 Government Documents on International Trade
Trends and developments in international trade affect the prices we pay for various goods and services as well as local, state, national, foreign, and international economic conditions.
Governments publish tremendous amounts of statistics and analysis on international trade and many government agencies produce international trade information.
Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report of the President..
www.lib.purdue.edu /govdocs/intrade.html   (512 words)

 International Trade Services - UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Global trade is more of a challenge today than ever before.
Simplify your trade and regulatory compliance utilizing our portfolio of international trade consulting services.
Outsource all or part of the daily management of your international trade activities.
www.ups-scs.com /international   (255 words)

 International Trade Law
International Commercial Law (Uniserve Law) - This excellent site "deals with the issues concerning international trade, including the sale of goods, transport, payment, insurance, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and other associated aviation and maritime law issues".
International Trade Law Project (U. of Tromso) - This is by far the best site for general legal information on international trade.You can use its searchable database as a starting point.
Private International Law (T.M.C. Asser Institute) - It is to be hoped that the Web site of this well known and very important institution can be improved very soon (for example, too many external links do not work, there is not yet a collection of the English texts of the Hague Conventions on P.I.L).
www.spfo.unibo.it /spolfo/TRADE.htm   (1160 words)

 FindLaw: Legal Subjects: International Trade: Primary Materials - Laws and Government Documents
International Trade Arbitration Documents UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
International Trade Conventions and Other Relevant Trade Instruments From the International Trade Law Project.
International Trade Law Project Links to treaties and other international documents.
www.findlaw.com /01topics/25interntrade/gov_laws.html   (506 words)

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