Uruguay Round of GATT Talks, Day 2

The committee heard testimony in the second day of hearings on the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and the U.S.'s role in international trade negotiations. The committee also heard testimony on… read more

The committee heard testimony in the second day of hearings on the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and the U.S.'s role in international trade negotiations. The committee also heard testimony on “Fast-track” authority on trade legislation, which limits the amount of time Congress may consider a trade bill and prohibits amendments being added to the bill. The Bush administration considers “fast-track” authority to be a necessity for the continuation of trade talks in the Uruguay round of trade negotiations and in the North American Free Trade Agreement. Opponents of “fast-track” authority want to ensure that regulations concerning fair wages, environmental protection and worker safety be included on any trade bills offered to Congress. The committee desired to investigate the “free rider” problem, in which a few countries taking part in trade negotiations make tariff concessions while other countries do not, allowing themselves a “free ride” in international trade. Mr. Brock discussed an expanded, “GATT Plus” system that would incorporate underdeveloped countries into the trade negotiations being conducted under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. close

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Program ID:
17613-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 19, 1991 | 12:11am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 22, 1991 | 6:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 19, 1991 | 12:11am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 21, 1991 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 1991 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 1991 | 6:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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