Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1964

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

Abstract

Trade has existed among different societies throughout man’s known history. Rulers of the various states early learned that pecuniary gains to be made from trade. Thus it was that tariffs and other restrictions to trade by which rulers could make profits were erected with the beginnings of foreign trade. The United States of America has proven itself to be one of the most efficient producers of industrial and agricultural goods in the world. Trade is important to the United States. Although few cattle and little fresh beef are exported by the United States, the exportation of beef products is considerable. In 1957, the European Economic Community (EEC), consisting of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The purpose of this thesis is to estimate the extent to which selected EEC agricultural policy alternatives would affect United States imports and exports of cattle and beef products, and to hazard conclusions concerning the effects of various EEC policies on the South Dakota cattlemen. This involves an examination of Untied States trade in these commodities and of alternative Common Market policies and the future trade patterns which would result from each. It is hoped that the facts assembled herein concerning international trade in cattle and beef products will be of assistance to South Dakota ranchers, feeders, and other interested people. The purpose of this thesis was to estimate the extent to which selected EEC agricultural policy alternatives would affect United States imports and exports of cattle and beef products, and to hazard conclusions concerning the effects of the various EEC policies on the South Dakota cattlemen.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

European Economic Community
Foreign trade regulation
Commerce
Cattle trade
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

190

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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