GATT Talks and Farm Issues

In 1986, the Uruguay round of international trade talks was launched with the purpose of reducing trade barriers in such areas as… read more

In 1986, the Uruguay round of international trade talks was launched with the purpose of reducing trade barriers in such areas as agriculture, textiles, and manufactured goods. Over the years, 108 countries have participated in the negotiations, including the world’s major industrial nations. Since the talks began, problems emerged as countries jockeyed to protect their national interests. Currently, negotiations are stalled over a dispute between the U.S. and the European Community over cuts in farming subsidies, cuts which are being demanded by the United States, and opposed by the Europeans. The committee reviewed a compromise proposal offered last month by Arthur Dunkel, the director general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the organization overseeing the talks. Among other things, the Dunkel plan calls for a cut in domestic farm supports. close

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  • Cheryl Cook Assistant Director National Farmers Union->Legislative Services
  • Richard Crowder Deputy Undersecretary Department of Agriculture->International Affairs
  • Irvin Elkin Executive Vice President Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
  • Tommy Funk Chairman National Cotton Council->Board of Directors
  • John Hardin President National Pork Producers Council
  • John Himmelberg Representative Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
  • Julius Katz Deputy Trade Representative Department of Commerce
  • Dean Kleckner President American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Luther Markwart Executive Vice President American Sugarbeet Growers Association
  • Steven McCoy President North American Export Grain Assn.
  • Matthew McGrath Attorney Florida Citrus Mutual
  • James Mobley Chairman National Peanut Growers Group
  • Ron Rivinius President National Association of Wheat Growers
  • Bob Schramm State Representative California->Agricultural Policy
  • Frank Woods President International Wine Marketing Associates
  • Steve Yoder President National Soybean Association
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GATT Talks and Farm Issues

Program ID:
House Committee
House Committee
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 9, 1992
Last Aired:
Jan 12, 1992

Airing Details

  • Jan 09, 1992 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 1992 | 8:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 1992 | 4:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 1992 | 12:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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