International Trade: Free, Fair, and Open?

International Trade: Free, Fair, and Open?

by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developm OECD


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International trade influences a whole range of activities including jobs, consumption, and the fight against poverty. It also affects the environment and relations among countries. In turn, trade is shaped by a host of influences ranging from natural resources to fashion. Trade-related issues can give rise to strong feelings, and trade measures such as banning or limiting imports are often called for to respond to major economic problems. An understanding of the benefits and downsides of trade, and of what trade policy can and cannot achieve, will help us to form our own opinions on debates about international trade.

Part of the OECD Insights series, International Trade: Free, Fair, and Open? is aimed at nonspecialists, presenting the different issues clearly and concisely, using concrete examples from around the world. Comprehensive references are provided for those wishing to study the subject in greater depth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789264060241
Publisher: OECD
Publication date: 07/09/2009
Series: OECD Insights
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 8

2 Growing Grapes in Scotland 18

3 The State of World Trade 36

4 Protectionism? Tariffs and Other Barriers to Trade 54

5 Trade Rounds and the World Trade Organization 76

6 Trade and Employment 92

7 Trade and the Environment 108

8 Trade and Development 122

9 Trade and Growth 138

10 Trade and Innovation 152

11 What's in It for Me? 170

References 182

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lorenz347 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good description of actual state of trade. This is a strong push forward reinforcement of free trade as a global virtue value. Enlightenment of that all we need for maintaining & spread wellness. Here You can found the linkage between parts of value chain inside anyone things.Yet explain is how face the problem with trade barriers from overview in a pragramatic manner. This release was from august 2009. Easy lecture, many notes of libraries & extreme simply exposition