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free trade

(Encyclopedia) free trade, in modern usage, trade or commerce carried on without such restrictions as import duties, export bounties, domestic production subsidies, trade quotas, or import licenses.…

European Free Trade Association

(Encyclopedia) European Free Trade Association (EFTA), customs union and trading bloc; its current members are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. EFTA was established in 1960 by Austria…

Brewer's: Free Trade

The Apostle of Free Trade. Richard Cobden (1804-65). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894FreebooterFree Spirit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q…

North American Free Trade Agreement

(Encyclopedia) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), accord establishing a free-trade zone in North America; it was signed in 1992 by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and took effect on…

International Trade: The Argument for Free Trade

The Argument for Free TradeInternational TradeIntroductionExports, Imports—Why Bother?The Argument for Free TradeArguments Against Free TradeBarriers to International TradeInternational Trade…

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

In three separate ceremonies in the three capitals on Dec. 17, 1992, President Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney signed the historic North American Free…

International Trade: Arguments Against Free Trade

Arguments Against Free TradeInternational TradeIntroductionExports, Imports—Why Bother?The Argument for Free TradeArguments Against Free TradeBarriers to International TradeInternational Trade…

EFTA

(Encyclopedia) EFTA: see European Free Trade Association.

European Economic Area

(Encyclopedia) European Economic Area: see European Free Trade Association; European Union.