The US Machine Tool Industry

Summary

Explores the problems in the US machine tool industry and the trade conflict these problems have caused between the US and Japan. President Reagan must decide what action to take, on the basis of a case brought by the industry trade association against imports.

Teaching objectives

Develop the topic of foreign industrial targeting. What it is, why it is done, what its international trade consequences are, and what retaliatory policies (if any) other countries should take.

Keywords
  • AR1987
  • MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY
  • US AND JAPAN