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US-Japan Relations / Auto Import Quotas #301916

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reagan administration's willingness to allow "vol." Japanese auto import quotas to expire next month examined. [UAW president Gwen BIEBER - predicts unemployment, economy impact on United States auto mfrs.] Background to US-Japan quota agreement recalled. [Chrysler Corporation spokesperson Robert PERKINS - thinks US ind. will have to seek foreign manufacturing sites.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' statement quoted on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(DC) Implications of end of import quotas on Japanese autos for US consumers and auto industry discussed. [Brookings Institution spokesperson Robert CRANDALL, International Auto. Dealers Association spokesperson Robert McELWAINE - anticipate benefits for consumer, explain.] Cost of quotas to American consumers outlined on screen. [Senator John DANFORTH - considers implications had Ford or Chrysler folded.] Issue of Japanese price advantage considered. [University of Michigan spokesperson David COLE - doubts Japan will flood United States mkts.; explains.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn

Plante, Bill;
Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan

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