Presents the results of the third biennial National Critical Technologies Review. Includes information about the state of development in each technology area and about the U.S. competitive position relative to the worldwide leading edge technology developments.
Explains the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a binding contract between 103 governments which together account for around 90 per cent of world merchandise trade, and how it works. This multilateral trading system contributes to economic growth and development throughout the world. Graphs and photos.
Analyzes the international competitiveness of U.S. industries that are affected by environmental policies: (1) firms that develop & market environmental technologies & services; & (2) companies that must meet U.S. environmental requirements (especially manufacturing firms). Includes trends in the global environmental market, U.S. competitiveness in environmental technologies & services, environmental requirements, cleaner technology, compliance, regulations, incentives, & government support. Photos, figures & graphs.
A review of major U.S. gov't. programs and policies that either promote or hinder U.S. business activities in China. Identifies: factors contributing to the growing importance of the U.S.-China trade relationship; U.S. gov't. and internat. programs to promote bilateral trade and support the development of China's economy, and U.S. gov't. policies that may decrease U.S. business opportunities in China. Also includes info. on discrepancies in U.S.-China trade statistics and on prospects for increased U.S. participation in China's petroleum sector. Charts and tables.
Covers: marketing strategy, business customs and practices, Japanese government procurement, Japanese testing, standards and certification and export financing. Also focuses on property protection rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights in Japan.
Since 1917 when Jeannette Rankin became the first women to serve in the House of Representatives, 129 women have been elected or appointed to Congress. Their congressional service was a prominent legacy of the long campaign for woman's suffrage and for the acceptance of women in political institutions so long the exclusive domain of men. Included here are biographical essays on the lives of the 115 representatives and 16 senators, including two who were previously Members of the House, who have served from 40 states. A photo accompanies each biography.
Will help health professionals diagnose an individual's signs and symptoms that could be related to an indoor air pollution problem. Arranged according to pollutant group: environmental tobacco smoke, other combustion products, animal dander, molds, dust mites, other biologicals, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals (lead and mercury), sick building syndrome, and asbestos and radon. Provides diagnostic leads to help determine causes of each health problem. Answers common questions patients may have. Resources for health professionals and patients.