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  • Main Title The Case for and Against an Import Surcharge


  • Author: Reifman, Alfred
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Congressional Research Service


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1985-07-12


  • English


  • Content Description: The United States is now running a deficit of over $100 billion in its foreign trade and the Federal budget is in the red by roughly $200 billion. To deal with these two deficits, Congress is considering a temporary import surcharge. This brief examines the case for and against such a surcharge as well as its use against Japan.
  • Physical Description: 9 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Trade
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International trade
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign trade - Japan
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign trade - U.S.
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Deficit financing
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Imports
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Budgets


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: IB85104
  • Accession or Local Control No: IB85104 1985-07-12
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs9240