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06 Jun 2023

Is free trade preferable to protectionism?

Essay - 2 pages - International economy

In 2018, the United States increased its tariffs by almost $300 billion on imports, thus causing trade wars with China and Europe. This tariff barrier put in place by the former President of the United States, Donald Trump, is an offensive protectionist measure, that is to say a customs...

01 Aug 2022

Towards a "Europe-puissance" or towards a free trade zone?

Course material - 8 pages - International relations

The development of the European Union, along the line of constant progress towards more integration, which more or less prevailed since 1950, appeared to stop suddenly in May 2005 with the French "No" to the so-called Constitutional Treaty. That problem has been solved, at least for now, with the...

11 Mar 2015

Colon Free Trade Zone

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

In recent years, numerous governments about the globe have sought to provide financial incentives to investors. These incentives are tailored to attract investment and the growth of trade and thus benefit the local people. One of the methods they are currently applied to attract investment...

29 Sep 2010

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its consequences

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

The agreement NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) defines a free trade area of 430 million inhabitants trained by the United States, Canada and Mexico. Signed by the presidents of these three countries on October 7th, 1992 in San Antonio (Texas), the treaty...

29 Sep 2010

Mexico and the USA - A recent history framed by the North American Free Trade Agreement : the borderless economy in a "Neo-Monroeist" order ?

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represented a turning point in the relationship between Mexico and the USA and was considered likely to resolve key bilateral issues. NAFTA was thus a sort of promising frame to achieve the benefits of interdependence in a...

27 Oct 2010

Feasibility of Proposed China-Australia: Free Trade Agreement

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

It is believed that it would be highly beneficial for the Australian Government to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. The negotiation of an FTA is a potential win-win situation for both Australia and China. Australia and China share a strong and rapidly mounting economic...

29 Sep 2010

Failures and benefits of free trade and the role of World Trade Organization (WTO)

Essay - 10 pages - Economy general

The free flow of international trade gained significance after the Second World War when the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was tabled. The GATT was followed by the formation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. The WTO was formed to establish...

16 Jun 2010

Free trade in the global scenario

Thesis - 6 pages - Economy general

After the English Economist David Ricardo proposed the theory of comparative advantages, economists were confident of the superiority of free trade that they called it a 'law'. However, for the last twenty years, free trade has been questioned. This...

15 Jan 2009

The completion of the wto free trade agenda will produce both winners and losers in the eu: to what extend do you agree? - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body, the purpose of which is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. It has little by little become closely associated with globalisation. The WTO is the only...

12 Oct 2009

Antidumping - The obstacle in free trade

Thesis - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Many countries are hesitant to sign the draft agreement of World Trade Organization. There has been wide spread protests whenever the conference of World Trade Organization is held. Protests are carried out to demand tighter environmental standards for MNC's and developed countries...

05 Apr 2009

What are the advantages and disadvantages of free trade?

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Trade is the exchange of goods and services between countries. Domestic goods, which are sold abroad, are referred to as exports. Foreign goods, which are purchased by domestic consumers, are known as imports. Free trade refers to trade, which is allowed to flow freely...

11 Aug 2009

Critical review of free trade debates

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

George Grantham, a professor of economics at McGill University, used examples from manorial England to show that the Ricardian concept of comparative advantage through free trade was not applicable during the pre-industrial period. According to the author, the English economy was...

24 Nov 2009

The review of WTO in free trade

Thesis - 4 pages - International relations

Many people would argue that there is no doubt that the GATT/WTO has been relatively successful to an extent in creating global free trade. The figures over their existence have shown a massive movement towards the globalization of markets and thus free trade. Between...

17 May 2009

The completion of the WTO free trade agenda will produce both winners and losers in the EU: To what extend do you agree?

Thesis - 5 pages - European union

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an international body whose purpose is to promote free trade by persuading countries to abolish import tariffs and other barriers. As such, it has become closely associated with globalization. The WTO is the only international agency...

11 Jul 2022

Trade and international relations

Worksheets - 2 pages - International relations

We live on an international scene punctuated by globalization and the intensification of trade. We currently exchange more than we produce: a good is exchanged on average 1.4 times. In this perspective, trade (even if it is basically established between two companies) is a way for...

25 Oct 2021

Logistics techniques for international trade

Dissertation - 12 pages - Logistics

Local companies have traded with foreign companies for many years. These business relationships may consist of the buying and selling of goods, but large-scale corporate buyouts and mergers play a role on the international stage as well. Before an agreement is reached between two (international)...

25 Apr 2022

World Trade Business Game - Austria, Malaysia, Bolivia - Gas, Timber

Tutorials/exercises - 16 pages - Business strategy

This document is a comprehensive analysis of 3 country potentials in terms of international trade globally, and specifically in the timber and gas markets.

14 Nov 2023

Memorandum - Free Movements of Goods

Law case - 5 pages - European law

"Dear Sir, As discussed, we revert back to you with respect to your request for legal opinion regarding the following matters: - whether a Member State can be said to have infringed EU law, in a case where it merely abstained from adopting measures necessary to remove obstacles to the free...

25 Apr 2022

International Trade and Innovation: EU policy recommendations

Essay - 2 pages - International economy

Based on the current worldwide developments, explain what would be your policy recommendations to European governments and the European Commission with regard to globalization, international trade and innovation strategy.

10 Nov 2023

The case of free movement of goods

Law case - 3 pages - European law

On December 22nd, the Yellow Vests, a movement of demonstrators, organised several roadblocks on all French borders, including the border between France and Italy, the Mont Blanc tunnel. You would like to take legal actions against France for having failed to lift the roadblock to allow the...

30 Apr 2021

New Theories of International Trade

Essay - 7 pages - Theories and economic notions

Through this quotation from Joseph Stigltiz, co-prize winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on asymmetric information, we note the interconnection between countries that globalization brings about: with its advantages but also its disadvantages. A questioning of this process...

17 Apr 2015

British Petroleum Company - free market, Sustainable Management Futures

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

The free market theory postulates that there should be numerous participants within the same market engaged in the buying and selling of numerous and varied products. All such producers have the opportunity to take part in production activities and, therefore, share the profits present in...

15 Apr 2009

The fair trade debate: Pros and cons and future prospects

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

Although most people know readily know of Free Trade, relatively very few have heard of Fair Trade. That being said Fair Trade has been around for decades, in various shapes and structures. This paper will consider the overall Fair Trade debate, and consider...

24 Feb 2010

Transition to free market economies - A study of Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine

Thesis - 17 pages - Economy general

The end of the Cold War reshaped the international political and socio-economic framework. Appurtenant to the fall of the Soviet Union's stronghold and control in Eastern European states was the move from planned economies to transition economies. However, whilst a central aim of these states was...

21 May 2013

A research proposal for the Masters Thesis; Environment and Trade in the Word Trade Organization

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

The global environmental issues include climate change, ozone depletion, marine dumping, deforestation, and biodiversity. However the objective of my thesis is not to provide detailed scientific treatment of the nature of the major environmental challenges facing the world , but rather to explore...

02 Jun 2008

Toward a Popular Trade Regime

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Services marketing

This paper aims to articulate a set of reforms that may bring the benefits of free trade to a wider populace, thereby increasing domestic support for and ethical merit of the free trade regime. Counter to the opinion above, I argue that the current form of...

15 Jan 2009

Anti-dumping: A growing problem in international trade

Essay - 13 pages - Economy general

Since the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1947, free trade has been widely adopted and has enabled countries to enjoy prosperity. It was aimed to foster free trade by reducing tariffs and by settling an international mechanism to...

09 May 2009

World trade organization: Understanding its implementation in India

Thesis - 14 pages - Economy general

After making this project I know many important fact about GATT & WTO's origin evaluation objectives principals functions decision making process, organizational structure which is really beneficial for me to know about the current scenario of global trade liberalization & various...

03 Feb 2011

The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces the challenge of sustainable development

Essay - 5 pages - Ecology & environment

The stakes by which the problems raise the concept of sustainable development, such as environmental protection and the fight against poverty, seems to represent an obstacle for further liberalization in trade as a factor in its favor. However, during the second half of the nineteenth...

16 Jan 2009

International economics: The World Trade Organization

Thesis - 9 pages - Economy general

Pascal Lamy, General Director of the WTO recently said that “negotiations towards a conclusion to the Doha Trade Round are 70% complete”. Indeed, the WTO trade talks have not been efficient over the last few years. Lowering agricultural and industrial tariffs, reducing...