TITLE

A TRADE POLICY FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE

AUTHOR(S)
Bidwell, Percy W.; Upgren, Arthur R.
PUB. DATE
January 1941
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1941, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p282
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on use of financial and economic strength for the defense of the U.S. interests. Any plan for safeguarding an area from the restriction of barter and bilateral trading should logically with the U.S. improving its trade relation with Canada and the Caribbean countries. The volume of trade might be increased by reducing import duties and enlarging tariff quotas on Canadian dairy products and cattle. The United States already occupies a preponderant position in the trade of Mexico and the entire Caribbean region. Many of the principal products of this region are complementary rather than competitive with the U.S. agricultural products. The logical next step in enlarging the area where multilateral trading might be carried on would seem to be the addition of the remaining countries of South America. Economically, the addition of southern South America would seem to complicate rather than simplify the U.S. trading problem. In order to be effective a bloc must meet two tests. Firstly, its basic industries must be reasonably supplementary as evidenced by an active intra-regional trade. Secondly it must be able to furnish from internal resources most of the raw materials essential to modern industry and modern military defense.
ACCESSION #
14778863

 

Related Articles

  • Foreign Trade Regime.  // Argentina Business Forecast Report;2006 1st Quarter, p26 

    The article presents information on the international trade system in Argentina. The international trade in Argentina was regulated by Mercosur Trading bloc. It became the member of World Trade Organization in 1995. The Argentine Harmonise Schedule is the basis for tariff rates for all exports...

  • NEW HORIZONS IN FOREIGN TRADE. Diebold Jr., William // Foreign Affairs;Jan1967, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p291 

    This article focuses on the changes in foreign trade policies of the U.S. Unless there is a new legislation, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower will, at midnight on June 30, 1967, lose his power to cut U.S. tariffs in trade bargains with other countries. Eleven times already the country has faced...

  • THE TARIFF AS A FACTOR IN AMERICAN FOREIGN TRADE. Underwood, Oscar W. // Foreign Affairs;3/15/1923, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p25 

    The article presents the author's opinion on customs tariff as a factor in foreign trade in the United States. Huge imports for consumption are coming in the country and that the tariff of exclusion does not materially affect the result. However, this does not satisfy the equation. The goods...

  • GATT AFTER SIX YEARS: AN APPRAISAL. Gorter, Wytze // International Organization;Feb54, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p1 

    This article presents an appraisal of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) after six years. To the U.S. GATT is a step consistent with the march along the road to lower trade barriers that began with its adoption of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Program in 1934. The bargaining...

  • BRAZIL: Country Conditions: Climate for Trade.  // Political Risk Yearbook: Brazil Country Report;2006, p53 

    Describes the climate for trade in Brazil. Tariff and non-tariff trade barriers; Taxes and fees assessed on imports; Membership of the country in Mercosul, the Southern Common Market, a member of the World Trade Organization.

  • The Dynamics of International Trade Negotiations. Bremer, Charles V. // Textile Chemist & Colorist;Dec90, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p15 

    The article offers information on the dynamics of international trade negotiations for the textile industry. The Short-Term Arrangement on Cotton Textile Trade (STA) was created to answer disputes on textile trade negotiations through setting the maximum levels of cotton textiles, and apparel...

  • TRADING WITH THE RUSSIANS. Kissinger, Henry A. // New Republic;6/2/82, Vol. 186 Issue 22, p14 

    Presents information on the East-West trade. Impact of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on the trade; Reversal of the negotiating balance in the East-West trade; Dependency of the Soviet Union and its satellites on East-West trade; Anticipation by some opponents of East-West trade that a total...

  • GLOBALISATION AND EXPORT COMPETITIVENESS: A THEORETICAL APPROACH. Adriana, Giurgiu; Anca, Dodescu // Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series;2009, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p318 

    Over the past two decades, globalisation has given a boost to world trade, has grown one and a half times faster than world output, and the difference has even been considerably higher in recent years as world trade growth accelerated very strongly. More and more goods and services have entered...

  • Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Annual Performance Plan: GGD-00-152R.  // GAO Reports;6/30/2000, p1 

    Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 annual program performance report and FY 2001 annual performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's FY 1999 performance...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of NEW JERSEY STATE LIBRARY

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics