The United Auto Workers went on strike after General Motors announced that they were going to close a plant in Alabama and transfer it to the Philippines. The two U.S. senators from Alabama went to the White House to ask the President to get involved. Protecting Jobs & Industries
A recent news article indicated that several people throughout the Midwest got sick from food poisoning. The illnesses were traced to bacteria from grapes imported from Chili. A local doctor called a press conference to plead that something must be done to prevent this from happening again. Protecting Consumers
Although several other countries have been producing a certain electronic device for many years, Latecomer Inc., a U.S. company, just began producing the device. Latecomer CEO, I.M. Slow wrote a letter to several members of Congress asking for a government subsidy for his company. Infant Industry Argument
A company in Turkey has been producing and selling a cola in their country that they call Coke for several years even though it is illegal. The U.S. government has written several letters to the Turkish government warning them to force the company to stop. The CEO of Coca Cola wants the U.S. Government to impose a tariff on clothes imported to the U.S. from Turkey. Furthering Foreign Policy Objectives
A chemical company in Bangladesh produces Uranium that may be used to create nuclear weapons. Currently the company may export their products to many countries around the world. The U.S. Congress is considering passing a law restricting the import of Uranium into the U.S. National Security
The U.S. government banned the export of iPods, jet skis and luxury vehicles to North Korea to force the country to the bargaining table to discuss their support of terrorist groups. Retaliation
In an effort to force the government of Zimbabwe to let their citizen’s vote in free elections, the U.S. government imposed tariffs on all goods coming into...
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