The main contention of this book, first published in 1978, is that international trade policy must fit the economic structure of the trading countries. The first two chapters, which compare the nineteenth and twentieth century movements towards freer trade, and show the nature of the export structure and pricing, provide the two main themes of the book: policy and the sort of industries on which the policies work.
1. International Economic Integration 2. Export Structure and Prices 3. United States Tariff Policy 3.1. The Emergence of US Foreign Economic Policy 3.2. The Reconciliation of Issues 3.3. Creating a Macro-Economic Tariff Policy 4. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 5. The Response: European Communities; Japan; Primary Producers 6. Intra-Trade and International Trade Policy