U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Trade Arrangement

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U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Trade Arrangement

A treaty between the United States and Japan opening up the Japanese market for semiconductors to American businesses. It also contains provisions disallowing Japan from dumping semiconductors into the United States. It went into effect in 1991.
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firms, aided, perhaps, by the Semiconductor Trade Agreement of 1986, reversed these trade deficits gradually.
semiconductor industry is in for its own battle royal after the Japanese proposed that a 10-year semiconductor trade agreement be allowed to lapse now that foreign chip makers are firmly established in Japan.
In the mid-1980s Washington supported Sematech, the industry R&D consortium, to counter Japanese industrial strategy and concluded a semiconductor trade agreement with Japan, which sought a 20 percent U.S.
Namely, the semiconductor trade agreement with Japan helped contribute to rising prices and shortages of semiconductor memory devices, thus the precipitous loss of world market share by the U.S.
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