The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance to those researching the complex subject of U.S. trade policy. The intended audience ranges from trade policy practitioners, scholars, analysts, and business professionals to students and the general public interested in the intricacies of trade policy.
The resources included in the guide provide information on elements of trade policy, how policy is developed, who participates in its development, what effects trade policies have on trade and industry, and the place of the U.S. in the World Trade Organization. The listed research and advocacy organizations, current news sources, trade periodicals and databases will help you keep up to date on recent developments in U.S. Trade policy. LC online catalog searches will help find newest resources on the subject added to the Library's collection.
Issue 25: Winter 2016
Guide to Researching
U.S. Trade Policy
Table of Contents
Primary Comprehensive Documents on U.S. Trade Policy
Selected Elements of U.S. Trade Policy
Participants in Trade Policy Development Process
Effect of Trade Policies and Practices
Production and Trade
Selected Industry Sectors
U.S. in the World Trade Organization
Research and Advocacy
Current News Sources
Selected Periodicals and Databases
LC Online Catalog Searches
Caption (image left):
The Port of Baltimore in Baltimore MD on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
USDA photo by Bob Nichols
The majority of the resources in this guide are freely available on the Internet. However, access to the subscription databases included in this guide are limited to users who are on site at the Library of Congress, and the entries for these resources are so marked. The databases and many print resources may also be available to you from your local university or research institution. Please check with your business and economics librarian.
Please send research questions within the scope of this guide to Ask-A-Business Librarian.
Dr. Bonni van Blarcom
Volunteer, Business Reference Services
Business Research & Reference Specialist, Editor