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The following paper is meant to analyze changes in trade between the United States and the Soviet Union, due to the Trade Agreement signed October 18, 1972. This paper will cover the effects on United States businesses dealing in industrial machinery, plant and equipment, and industrial products, with the exception of consumer and agricultural products. Capital goods contracts which are preceded by long negotiating periods are of main importance, rather than supply goods contracts that are of a continual sale nature. Goods contracted for between the years 1960 and 1980 will receive major emphasis. Most Favored Nation status and its relation to present and future trade, along with an analysis of events leading up to the trade agreements will be of secondary importance to the actual effects on United States businesses.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only