This report is one of the principal means by which the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) provides Congress with factual information on trade policy and its administration in calendar year 2001. The report also serves as a historical record of the major trade-related activities of the U.S. to be used as a general reference by government officials and others with an interest in U.S. trade relations. Chapters: Introduction; Selected Trade Activities in the World Trade Org. (WTO) and the Org. for Economic Cooperation and Dev't. (OECD); Regional Trade Activities; U.S. Relations with Major Trading Partners (EU, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Brazil); and Admin. of U.S. Trade Laws and Regulations. Dozens of charts and statistical tables.
'The heart of Professor Preusse's book deals with the two main integration agreements in the Americas, NAFTA and MERCOSUR, and the incipient FTAA. The handling of these three cases is masterful, replete with description, data, theoretical analysis, and opinion . . . His book is a most worthwhile and stimulating read, certainly for those interested in Western Hemisphere developments.' - From the foreword by Sidney Weintraub This book provides a broad quantitative analysis of the new facets of regionalism in the Americas. In particular, major aspects of the New American Regionalism are discussed in terms of two basic notions: the genuine political character of economic integration schemes, and the profound inter-connectedness of the American regions with the global economy.
In one complete, easy-to-use source, you will receive coverage of the rapidly changing rules governing trade in North America, making it easy for you to locate the information you need to be in compliance with any North American Free Trade Agreement...and to take advantage of the allowances. These looseleaf volumes provide comprehensive information on all new trading agreements and explain, among other topics, what NAFTA covers and how its decisions are rendered; how the new free trade agreements are being negotiated and what the policy positions are; and what government officials and practitioners are saying about these arguments.