136 research outputs found

    Economics and National Security: Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy

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    This report examines how disparate parts of the U.S. economy affect the security of the nation. Security is achieved not only by military means but by the whole of the American economy

    Imports from North Korea: Existing Rules, Implications of the KORUS FTA, and the Kaesong Industrial Complex

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    This report examines the issue of U.S. imports from North Korea in three parts: U.S. rules and practices governing imports from North Korea. North Korea's exports to South Korea (via the KIC) and China, its dominant export markets. The KORUS FTA's potential effect on U.S. imports of North Korean content

    Imports from North Korea: Existing Rules, Implications of the KORUS FTA, and the Kaesong Industrial Complex

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    This report discusses the implications from the U.S.-South Korean Free Trade Agreement on aspects of U.S. business, particularly the auto industry

    The Kaesong North-South Korean Industrial Complex

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    This purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the role, purposes, and results of the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC) in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and examine U.S. interests, policy issues, options, and legislation

    Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States

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    This report presents data regarding the persons killed, missing, and buildings totally or partially damaged after the disaster in Japan. The report discusses the economic impact the disaster had on Japan and the impact on U.S. imports from and exports to Japan

    U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts

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    [Excerpt] This report provides an overview of the current status, trends, and forecasts for U.S. import and export flows as well as certain balances. The purpose of this report is to provide current data and brief explanations for the various types of trade flows along with a brief discussion of trends that may require attention or point to the need for policy changes. The use of trade policy as an economic or strategic tool is beyond the scope of this report but can be found in various other CRS reports. Further detail on trade in specific commodities, with particular countries or regions, or for different time periods, can be obtained from the Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, or by contacting the authors of this report.CRS_U_S__International_Trade.pdf: 459 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020

    Japan’s 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States

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    This report presents data regarding the persons killed, missing, and buildings totally or partially damaged after the disaster in Japan. The report discusses the economic impact the disaster had on Japan and the impact on U.S. imports from and exports to Japan
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