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  Trade:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Trade and investment liberalisation has proven to be both a powerful stimulus to economic growth and a key factor in integrating an expanding number of countries in the world economy.
Linkages between foreign direct investment, trade and trade policy - An economic analysis with application to the food sector in OECD countries and case studies in Ghana, Mozambique, Tunisia and Uganda
The aim of this Policy Dialogue between OECD and non-OECD countries on Aid for Trade is to bring together a wide range of stakeholders from developing and developed countries to share experiences and information on how best to support developing countries' trade expansion and make it an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37431_1_1_1_1_37431,00.html   (1682 words)

  
  Trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trade in the East Indies was dominated by Portugal in the 16th century, the Netherlands in the 17th century, and the British in the 18th century.
The ascendancy of free trade was primarily based on national advantage in the mid 19th century.
Empirical evidence for the success of trade can be seen in the contrast between countries such as South Korea, which adopted a policy of export-oriented industrialization, and India, which historically had a more closed policy (although it has begun to open its economy, as of 2005).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trade#History_of_trade   (2344 words)

  
 Trade
January 1, 1995 World Trade Organization was created to facilitate free trade, by mandating mutual most favoured nation trading status between all signatories.
Trade sanctions against specific country are sometimes imposed, in order to punish that country for some action.
Free enterprise - trade without significant central controls; market participants engage in trade based on their own individual assessments of risk and reward, and may enter or exit a given market relatively unimpeded.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/trade.html   (2351 words)

  
 Free trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In international trade, free trade is an idealised market model, often stated as a political ideology, wherin trade of goods and services between countries flows unhindered by government-imposed artificial costs.
Such restrictions on trade are often due to domestic political pressure by powerful corporate, environmental or labor interest groups seeking special protections of their perceived interests.
Historically, the free trade movement was skeptical and even hostile to the notion of intellectual property, regarding it as monopolistic and harmful to a free, competitive economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Free_trade   (1560 words)

  
 Balance of Trade: Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
The balance of trade is the difference between the dollar amount of exports and the dollar amount of imports.
The opposite of a trade surplus is a trade deficit.
The Bureau of the Census also reports that the United States experienced its first trade deficit (total of all exports minus total of all imports) of the twentieth century in 1971, with a trade deficit of approximately $1.5 billion.
business.enotes.com /business-finance-encyclopedia/balance-trade   (1141 words)

  
 Main Page - Trade Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Trade exists between regions because different regions have an absolute or comparative advantage in the production of some tradable commodity, or because different regions' size allows for the benefits of mass production.
Materials used for creating jewelry were traded with Egypt since 3000 BCE The Phoenicians were noted sea traders, travelling across the Mediterranean Sea, and as far north as Britain for sources of tin to manufacture bronze.
January 11995 World Trade Organization was created to facilitate free trade, by mandating mutual most favoured nation trading status between all signatories.
www.bestbuy.tiptophot.com /trade   (2194 words)

  
 Trade
This trade channel was taken over by the Seljuks, who sought to develop their inland cities such as Sivas, Tokat and Niğde to take advantage of this trade.
Trade was also maintained with the east to Syria and Iraq, as well as with the Kipchak Empire of Southern Russia via the active port of Sinop.
Trade routes crossed Anatolia in all directions, from south to north, from east to west, and in a broad diagonal running from southwest to northeast.
www.turkishhan.org /trade.htm   (2304 words)

  
 World Trade Organization and the Future - WTO - Trade Resource Center - Business Roundtable
For instance, a one-third reduction in existing trade barriers to goods and services would mean a $2,500 a year increase in the income of an average American family of four.
By contrast, India, a country closed to trade until recently, witnessed stagnant growth rates of about 1 percent annually (in per-capita terms) in the 1960s and 1970s and experi-enced no decline in poverty levels over that period.
Because 75 percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas, removing trade barriers in agriculture is an important step in reducing poverty.
trade.businessroundtable.org /trade_2005/wto/future.html   (780 words)

  
 European Commission - External Trade - Trade Issues
It supports a strong multilateral trading system as the most effective means of managing trade for the benefit of all.
Trade in agricultural and industrial goods, trade in services, intellectual property rights and Singapore issues.
Rule-making guarantees that all members adapt the same basic standards for global trade and that all trade partners will play a fair trade game.
ec.europa.eu /trade/issues/index_en.htm   (176 words)

  
 Cafe Hayek: Trade
The idea motivating such a response to those of us who defend free trade is that people who discuss trade are blinded by their personal experiences, unable to see the larger picture.
So anyone whose job is at significant risk because of free trade has no right (this idea implies) to oppose free trade, for he or she is blinded by personal experience.
The U.S. trade deficit soared to a record in 2005 for the fourth year in a row, according to a government report released yesterday that provided a reminder of the dangers hovering over a generally robust economy.
cafehayek.typepad.com /hayek/trade   (11251 words)

  
 UCB Libraries | GovPubs | Trade Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States a statistical database that includes 211 commodity groups, over 250 countries and regions, and 11 years of data.
Trade Information Center "the first stop for companies seeking export assistance from the government and comprehensive export counseling programs." The center provides advice on using government services, finding financing, exporting, and other topics.
International Trade Commission: independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
ucblibraries.colorado.edu /govpubs/us/trade.htm   (1511 words)

  
 Trade - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As the U.S. trade deficit continues to reach new record highs while American industries appear to be strengthening, it is crucial to find more ways for U.S. producers to export their goods to the rest of the world.
The new trade deficit figures cast another shadow on the U.S. economy, which has seen a gradual slowing of growth this year.
What passes for debate on international trade these days is more akin to a shouting match between extremists – you're either totally for it, or totally against it.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=50950   (542 words)

  
 Fair Trade - Global Issues
But, how fair is trade when a nation's own global trading policies together with international corporations' desire to increase their profits result in manipulated international trade pacts and agreements, so that they are most favorable for themselves?
For example, some believe that one of the main problems causing the 1998/99 financial crisis around the world is a lack of global regulations to help protect developing nations as they enter a global market.
There is already a growing fair trade movement around the world, where local producers are able to fairly trade their products.
www.globalissues.org /TradeRelated/FairTrade.asp   (549 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Economic: International: Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Center for Trade Policy Studies - The mission of the Center is to increase public understanding of the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism.
Freedom to Trade Campaign - The Campaign promotes the view that free trade frees people; it is fundamental to eliminating poverty, promoting development and achieving political and economic freedom.
United States International Trade Commission (USITC) - An "independent", quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade policy advice to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain, allegedly unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Economic/International/Trade   (831 words)

  
 Free Trade without the WTO (December 1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
I too oppose the WTO but for a different reason: I favor free trade, not only because people should be free to do what they want with their own money but also because free trade improves people's standard of living.
Free trade is simply the ability of people to trade freely with one another.
By trading one apple for one orange, the respective standard of living of each person has increased.
www.fff.org /comment/ed1299x.asp   (775 words)

  
 Drug Production and Trade - Encyclopedia of World Environmental History 2003 - Geopium - P.-A. Chouvy
Criminalization of the drug industry and of drug consumers has had negative socioeconomic, political, and even ecological effects both in the developing world, where most illicit plant-based production occurs, and in the developed world, where the consumption of cannabis, cocaine, and heroin is concentrated.
Indeed, they are “known only from pioneer habitat created and maintained by humans either consciously, in the form of cultivated fields, or unconsciously, in the form of ‘waste areas’ or disturbed environments adjacent to or in the near vicinity of these fields” (Merlin 1984, 54).
Originally, the relationship between the plant and human societies seems to have been viewed as beneficial, although for the last two centuries it has been perceived as clearly detrimental, enough at least to cause some people to prohibit opium and advocate eradication of the plant.
www.pa-chouvy.org /Drug_production_trade_Environment.html   (2067 words)

  
 Dennis Kucinich on Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
If the United States is to be free to negotiate fair trade agreements that protect jobs, the rights of workers, and the environment, then there is no alternative but to repeal NAFTA and withdraw from the WTO.
If the United States is to be free to negotiate fair trade agreements that protect jobs, the rights of workers, and the environment, then there is no alternative but to withdraw from the WTO.
We must begin from scratch with decent, bilaterally negotiated trade agreements between this country and each other country we trade with, agreements that are based from the start on the needs of people and communities.
www.kucinich.us /issues/trade.php   (565 words)

  
 Welcome to the Trade Section of the OAS Department of Trade, Tourism and Competitiveness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Trade Section of the OAS Department of Trade, Tourism and Competitiveness supports the efforts of Member States to expand trade opportunities, increase competitiveness and foster economic integration, so as to achieve higher and more sustainable economic growth and prosperity that will in turn serve to create jobs and reduce poverty.
The Trade Section, through its support to OAS member states in the area of trade and trade-related activities, plays an important role in advancing the goals for increased integration and heightened economic growth and prosperity shared by the countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The Trade Section is forging a role in the education and enhanced understanding of trade issues by various components of civil society, through seminars, awareness-building activities and policy discussions with legislators, journalists, the private sector, academics and members of non-governmental organizations.
www.sice.oas.org /TUnit/tunite.asp   (223 words)

  
 trade - Wiktionary
relating to or used in or intended for trade or commerce; "a trade fair"; "trade journals"; "trade goods".
the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice".
When initially tagging an entry with this template, be sure to enclose each language in a {{ttbc...}} tag to subcategorize it properly.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/trade   (266 words)

  
 Global Watch
Many trade pacts and agreements seem to conveniently ignore social aspects such as the rights of workers, leading to possible conditions like sweat shops, encouraging such low wages that one cannot live on them and forcing children into harsh working conditions.
The Third World Network is, in their own words, "an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South issues." They have great sections on trade, the WTO, economics, development, human rights and so on, from a developing nation perspective.
Foreign Policy In Focus section on Trade provides many articles and in-depth essays to analyze the US foreign policy with respect to trade.
www.zmag.org /GlobalWatch/Trade.html   (1492 words)

  
 Trade (within the Directorate for Trade and Agriculture) :Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The key objective of OECD work on trade is to support a strong, rules-based multilateral trading system that will maintain the momentum for further trade liberalisation, while contributing to rising standards of living and sustainable development.
A Policy Dialogue between OECD Members and non-Members "Aid for Trade: From Policy to Practice" took place in Doha, Qatar on 6 and 7 November 2006.
This Policy Dialogue between OECD and non-OECD countries on Aid for Trade brought together a wide range of stakeholders from developing and developed countries to share experiences and information on how best to support developing countries' trade expansion and make it an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction.
www.oecd.org /ech   (1586 words)

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