U.S. Trade Statutes: Expiration Dates and Mandated Periodic Reports to Congress [October 2, 2007] [open pdf - 128KB]
"This report is intended to assist Congress in exercising its oversight responsibilities regarding foreign trade. It is designed as a quick reference guide on two key elements of U.S. trade statutes: (a) expiration dates for major trade programs and trade statutes; and (b) mandated periodic reports to Congress. To this end, the report provides this information in two tables. Table 1 includes expiration dates of programs or laws. Table 2 includes information on mandated reports to Congress by the Executive branch, as required under various trade laws. The organization of, and information in, this report is based on the content and structure of the House Ways and Means Committee Print, 'Overview and Compilation of U.S. Trade Statutes, Parts I and II' (2005). Together, these two volumes are commonly referred to as the House Ways and Means 'Blue Book', referring to the color of their covers. The 'Blue Book' pulls together key information for Congress relating to the trade statutes."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34196
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