United States-Japan Trade in Telecommunications: Conflict and Compromise

Synopsis

Giving both the U.S. and Japanese viewpoints, this volume analyzes the friction in telecommunications trade between the United States and Japan and the consequent imposition of the Super 301 clause on Japan. Analyzing trade in telecommunications, the work traces the events that led to the Super 301 clause and the Strategic Impediments Initiatives. It also provides an in-depth analysis of GATT issues and what may be expected from the current Uruguay Round. Telecommunications deregulation and privatization in both countries are carefully assessed, as are the social, political, and cultural implications of the trade conflict.