Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms: Program Elements and Effectiveness


Griffin Hayward (Editor)

Series: Trade Issues, Policies and Laws

Trade liberalization can enhance the economic welfare of all trade partners, but in adjusting to greater competition, many import- competing firms and workers face difficult problems. Since 1962, Congress has responded to these adjustment costs by authorizing trade adjustment assistance (TAA) programs for workers, firms, and farmers, and continues to monitor their performance and amend the governing legislation.

This book discusses the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program, which provides technical assistance to trade- affected firms to help them develop strategies to remain competitive in a dynamic international economy. Legislation has been introduced in the 113th Congress that would reauthorize TAA programs, which are set to expire on December 31, 2013. President Obama also has supported TAA reauthorization, linking it to renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms: Economic, Program, and Policy Issues
(J.F. Hornbeck, CRS)

Trade Adjustment Assistance: Commerce Program Has Helped Manufacturing and Services Firms, but Measures, Data, and Funding Formula Could Improve

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program: Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report to Congress
(Economic Development Administration)


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