Causes of U.S. Trade Deficit Part 1

Commission members heard testimony about the causes of the U.S. trade deficit. Witnesses stated that the causes of the deficit are both structural and… read more

Commission members heard testimony about the causes of the U.S. trade deficit. Witnesses stated that the causes of the deficit are both structural and cyclical, that it fluctuates due to trade policy, and that it is “not necessarily good or bad.” They said that the strength of the U.S. economy has increased consumption and decreased personal savings, which has increased the trade deficit. close

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  • George Becker President United Steelworkers of America->International
  • Carla A. Hills Trade Representative (Former) Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
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Causes of U.S. Trade Deficit Part 1

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Program ID:
151690-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 19, 1999 | 10:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 21, 1999 | 5:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 19, 1999 | 10:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 19, 1999 | 10:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 1999 | 4:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 1999 | 5:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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