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WHORM - Trade (TA)

A primary subject category containing information pertaining to international trade, tariff and quotas or other restrictions on imports into the United States and its possessions, exports and export licenses from the United States, the Antidumping Act and reciprocal trade agreements.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

TA001 Embargoes - Boycotts (.8 ft.; boxes 15-17)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence from Congress, constituents, civic groups, and religious groups concerning trade sanctions against Japan, Cambodia, South Africa, the Soviet Union, Iraq, China, and Haiti. These materials include letters, executive orders, memoranda, briefing papers, and assorted background material concerning chemical weapons, trade, social justice, violence, and nuclear nonproliferation issues.

TA004-13 Textile - Apparel - Leather Products (.2 ft.; box 48)

A secondary subject category containing information on U.S. trade policy on leather products used in the textile industry, including GATT negotiations.

TA005 Trade Agreements (2.8 ft.; boxes 50-56)

A secondary subject category containing information on trade agreements made by the United States with other countries. This category contains correspondence from legislators, trade groups, industry groups, and representatives from other countries. Also in this category are decision memoranda and other correspondence from members of the Bush Administration. Some of the issues found in this category include the debate over Most Favored Nation (MFN) status for the Peoples Republic of China, trade agreements with the Soviet Union, the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the negotiations among the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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