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Simon, Emery

Works: 7 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,262 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HF1721, 330.9730926
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U.S. trade policy and the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations by United States( )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multilateral trade negotiations (MTN) now underway in Geneva have become the focus of growing interest in U.S. policy toward international trade and, more generally, in the entire set of rules and practices that govern the conduct of international trade. These negotiations, in which 98 nations are participating, have as their goal the conclusion of multilateral agreements that will result in major tariff reductions, in substantial progress toward the reduction of a variety of nontariff barriers, and in general reform of the rules and procedures laid down for international trade in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This round of negotiations has been underway since early 1975 and is now nearing its conclusion. On January 4, 1979, the President, in accordance with the terms of the Trade Act of 1974, notified the Congress of his intention to enter into a multilateral trade agreement. Ninety days after this notification, the President may conclude a trade agreement. He will then submit the text of the agreement, along with the required implementing legislation, to the Congress for approval, and the agreement will enter into force for the United States upon enactment of the implementing legislation. The Trade Act of 1974 prohibits the Congress from amending the trade agreement after it has been formally submitted by the President. The terms of this agreement, however, are expected to be quite broad, allowing considerable leeway for interpretation. The exact content of the implementing legislation will be a matter for negotiation between the President and the Congress, and thus the Congress will exercise considerable influence over the ultimate effect that any new trade agreement will have on the U.S. economy. Events of the last few years--oil price increases, worldwide recession, international monetary instability, widely varying rates of inflation, and the emergence of some developing countries as exporters of manufactured products--have placed strains on the trading system, shifting patterns of trade and producing large imbalances in the flow of trade. Some of these same factors have had the effect of disrupting domestic economies and causing significant dislocation of workers. In these circumstances, it is not surprising that pressure for more restrictive trade policies is growing in many countries. Indeed, in the developed countries from which data are available, the last three years have seen a noticeable increase in official actions that have the effect of limiting imports. Although the primary goal of the Geneva talks is a significant liberalization of world trade arrangements, many see agreement in Geneva as necessary if the current liberality of trading arrangements is to be maintained. Without an agreement, these observers argue, it will be impossible for many governments to resist growing pressure for protectionist policies. For the most part, the "new protectionism" that is emerging has taken the form of nontariff barriers to trade. Thus, most attention at Geneva has focused on agreements governing such practices rather than on the tariff reductions that will also be part of any agreement reached in Geneva. Unfortunately, the effects of reductions in many nontariff barriers are very difficult to quantify and must sometimes be excluded from formal analyses of the effects of liberalized trade
The effects of the Tokyo round of multilateral trade negotiations on the U.S. economy : an updated view by United States( )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formal negotiation phase of the Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (MTN) was concluded in Geneva on April 12, 1979, with 23 countries, including the United States, agreeing to a package of measures designed to reduce obstacles to international trade. Eighteen other countries endorsed only parts of the complete package. The agreements reached in Geneva included a multilateral reduction in t tariffs, the establishment of new codes of conduct for international trade, some reductions in barriers to trade in specific commodities, and reforms of the framework of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the general set of principles that has governed international trade throughout the postwar period. In accordance with the terms of the Trade Act of 1974, which gave the U.S. President authority to negotiate changes in U.S. trade policy, President Carter has submitted to the Congress the Tokyo Round agreements and the legislation necessary to implement these agreements. The Trade Act stipulates that the Congress must approve or reject the agreements and the legislation without amendment within 90 legislative days. The agreements will enter into force for the United States when and if the implementing legislation is approved by both houses of the Congress. The Trade Act gives the President power to reduce U.S. tariffs without subsequent Congressional approval. Accordingly, only the nontariff parts of the Tokyo Round agreements require Congressional action
Assisting the developing countries : foreign aid and trade policies of the United States by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assisting the developing countries : foreign aid and trade policies of the United States by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GATT and NAFTA Provisions on Intellectual Property by Emery Simon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection : the Software Industry Perspective( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper first recalls the key characteristics of digital environments which make strong intellectual property protection an indispensable element of any digital commercial activity. It points out the factors that will be critical in order for electronically harnessed information to become an established norm: for the software industry, the most important factor is strong protection of intellectual property rights, which is essential to the promotion and development of new applications and services. The analysis concludes that the emergence of a digital market-place depends on the combined advancements in technological safeguards and encryption techniques, and strong national and international legal safeguards for copyrighted materials.--SCAD summary
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