ABSTRACT

International Trade and Finance: Overview and Issues for the 116th Congress [Updated January 28, 2019]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The U.S. Constitution grants authority to Congress to lay and collect duties and regulate foreign commerce. Congress exercises this authority in numerous ways, including through oversight of trade policy and consideration of legislation to implement trade agreements and authorize trade programs. Policy issues cover areas such as U.S. trade negotiations, U.S. trade and economic relations with specific regions and countries, international institutions focused on trade, tariff and nontariff barriers, worker dislocation due to trade liberalization, enforcement of trade laws and trade agreement commitments, import and export policies, international investment, economic sanctions, and other trade-related functions of the federal government. Congress also has authority over U.S. financial commitments to international financial institutions and oversight responsibilities for trade- and finance-related agencies of the U.S. government."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45474
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2019-01-28
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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