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In response to unfair trade practices, the U.S. imposed tariffs of up to 25% on imports from China. From July 2018-Dec. 2020 these imports amounted to $460 billion. U.S. firms affected by the tariffs could ask to be excluded from them. The Office of the U.S.
Globally, millions are compelled to work under threat or coercion. U.S. law prohibits importing foreign goods produced by forced labor.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection can issue orders to detain shipments if it has reasonable evidence that the merchandise was made with forced labor.
The State Trade Expansion Program seeks to help U.S. small businesses export their products to other countries. The Small Business Administration awards the program's funds to state trade offices, which assist with activities like trade show attendance.
The United States has 26 agreements in force for peaceful nuclear cooperation. Under the U.S. Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, these agreements are a prerequisite to certain aspects of U.S. nuclear cooperation with other cooperating partners.
Since 2000, the United Nations (UN) has been developing a Capital Master Plan (CMP) to renovate its headquarters complex in New York City to bring it into compliance with current life safety and building codes. The planned renovation will also enable the UN to address technology and security needs.
The U.S. government controls exports of defense-related goods and services by companies and the export of information associated with their design, production, and use, to ensure they meet U.S. interests.