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U.S. Trade Policy: A Research Guide

Production and Trade

The following resources cover various incentives, subsidies, policies and rules that affect production and trade.



Competition Policy

Competition policy in the US is known as 'anti-trust' law. Major legislation includes: Sherman Act (1890; 15 U.S.C. 52-53), Clay, Clayton Act (1914; 29 U.S.C. 52-53), Trade Commission Act (1914), Antitrust Modernization Commission Act (2002).

State trading, state-owned enterprises (SOE)
Government sponsored enterprises (GSE)

Government procurement

Intellectual Property Rights