U. S. Trade Policy Balancing Economic Dreams and Political Realities

ISBN-10: 156802522X

ISBN-13: 9781568025223

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: John M. Rothgeb

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Controlling U.S. Trade Policy
Objectives of this Book
Protection, Free Trade, and Congress
Nationalists and the American System
The Free Trade Alternative
The Basic Economic Argument
The United States and Free Trade
The Realist View
Congress and Trade
Chapter Summary
Notes
From Protection to Reciprocal Trade
Commercial Isolation
The Fordney-McCumber Tariff
The Farm Problem and the Split Among Democrats
The Smoot-Hawley Tariff
Reciprocal Trade
The 1932 Election and Its Aftermath
The Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
Implementing the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
Chapter Summary
Notes
From Neutrality to Bretton Woods and the GATT
Trade and War
The Neutrality Laws
Lend-Lease Act
Freezing Assets
Transforming the World Trading System
Making Preparations
Congressional and British Obstacles
The Bretton Woods Agreements
Trade Negotiations: Slow Going and Tough Bargaining
The International Trade Organization and the GATT
Chapter Summary
Notes
Cold War Trade: Protection from Imports and from Communism
The Communist Threat
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
Economic and Political Containment
Congressional Trade Restrictions and the Korean War
Eisenhower's New Look in Trade
Protection from Imports
Protection from Unfair Trade
Protection from Fair Trade
The Cold War and Freer Trade
Trade and National Security
The Randall Commission and Renewing Reciprocal Trade
Trouble with Textiles
Chapter Summary
Notes
The Kennedy and Tokyo Rounds of the GATT
The Kennedy Round of the GATT
The Issues
The Trade Expansion Act of 1962
The Negotiations
The Reaction
The Tokyo Round
Nixon's Trade Decisions
The Trade Act of 1974
The Tokyo Round
The Trade Agreements Act of 1979
Chapter Summary
Notes
Oil and Turmoil
Trade in Oil
Quotas and National Security
The Tables Turn
The Oil Weapon
The American Response
Confusion on the Home Front
The Moral Equivalent of War
Revolution in Iran
The Windfall Profits Tax
Rolling Back Energy Prices
The Automobile Industry
America's Love Affair with Big Cars
The Foreign Challenge
Seeking Relief
The Escape Clause Case
Back to Congress
Renewals and Domestic Content
Chapter Summary
Notes
From the Cold War to the WTO and NAFTA
East-West Trade
The Grain Embargo
The Pipeline Sanctions
The Japanese Challenge
The Japanese Difference
Market Opening: Round One
Market Opening: Semiconductors
The Structural Impediments Initiative
The Uruguay Round of the GATT
Getting Started
The Negotiations
The Final Negotiations
The North American Free Trade Agreement
The U.S.-Canada Negotiations
The Three-Way Talks
Congressional Approval
Chapter Summary
Notes
Approaching a New Century of Trade
Japan
The Framework Talks
The Enhanced Initiative
The European Union
Beef Hormones
Bananas
China
Human Rights
Chinese Trade Barriers
U.S.-China WTO Negotiations
The Final Agreement
The United States and the WTO
Dispute Settlement
A New Round of Negotiations
Regional Trade
Asia
Expanding NAFTA
Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter Summary
Notes
Glossary
Further Reading
Index
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