Accession Number : ADA268453


Title :   Dichotomy between U.S. Tobacco Export Policy and Antismoking Initiatives


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268453.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : U.S cigarette companies had tried for many years to expand their sales to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, whose markets were substantially closed to cigarette imports. Smoking is legal in these countries, however, imports were kept out by high tariffs, discriminatory taxes, and discriminatory marketing and distribution restrictions. Domestic demand was largely satisfied by cigarettes produced by national monopolies. After generally unsuccessful efforts to gain access to those markets, the U.S. cigarette companies sought the assistance of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, in eliminating the unfair trade barriers to U.S cigarette exports


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL TRADE , *TOBACCO SMOKING , FOREIGN POLICY , EXPORTS , TAXES , HAZARDS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE