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U.S. Trade Policy: A Research Guide

Effect of Trade Policies and Practices

Carol Highsmith, photographer. "One is Man Controlling Trade," 1942 statue by Michael Lantz, at Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 2010. Carol M. Highsmith Archive. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

U.S. trade policies and practices affect many aspects of U.S. foreign trade, from imports and exports to production. Information has been included on the effect of trade policies on specific industry sectors, including agriculture, telecommunications and financial services, the typical sectors on which World Trade Organization policy reviews occur.

The following sections of this guide point to major sources of information for the following impacts: