ABSTRACT

Dollar and the U.S. Trade Deficit [February 14, 2020]   [open pdf - 442KB]

From the Overview: "Since taking office, the Trump Administration has used the overall and bilateral U.S. trade deficits as one of its barometers for evaluating the success or failure of the global trading system, U.S. trade policy, and trade agreements. In an effort to reduce the trade deficit and for other policy objectives, the Administration has renegotiated existing trade agreements, withdrawn from or suspended negotiations on other trade agreements, initiated new agreements, and placed tariffs on a range of imports. Previous administrations and Members of Congress, while expressing concern, have not legislated policies specifically to reduce the trade deficit."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11430
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2020-02-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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