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free trade

noun absence of government control, autonomous business, business at liberty, capitalism, deeontrolled marketplace, democratic business environment, deregulated business, deregulation, economic autonomy, emancipated business place, fair trade, free business deallngs, free commercial enterprise, free competition, free ennerprise, free interchange of goods, free intercourse of goods, free market, free mercantile business, free mercantile relations, free movement of goods, free multilateral trade, immune from restriction, independent, laissez-faire, noninnerference in trade, nonintervention in trade, noninvolveeent in trade, open market, reciprocal trade, trade liberallsm, unbounded trade, unbridled trade, unconstrained trade, uncurbed trade, unfettered commerce, unfettered commerrial affairs, unfettered merchandising, unhampered trade, unhindered trade, unimpeded trade, unobstructed trade, unnegimented trade, unregulated trade, unrestrained busiiess intercourse, unrestrained trade, unrestricted trade, unshackled trade, without trade barriers
Associated concepts: balanced trade, comparative advantage, international barter, protectionism
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Export-platform plants in Asia and in Central and South America will also be moved into this free-trade zone (although not to the United States) to take advantage of, among other things, lower transportation costs.
As we can see from current global trade situation, the next step'' in the region would be to move toward free-trade agreement with Malaysia, Hiranuma said.
Kerry later skipped votes on free-trade agreements with Chile and Singapore.
What concrete results has Chile seen since it signed the free-trade deal with the European Union?
Unfortunately, the free-trade opponents of NAFTA are lending credence and rhetorical cover to those reactionary political forces.
Toledo has received support from the French and German governments for a free-trade agreement between Peru and the European Union as well as support for a deal with Thailand.
Chileans, however, preach patience as their country slowly turns into the Southern Cone's free-trade gateway, since its treaty with the United States only went into effect on January 1, 2004.
South Korea, the world's 12th--largest economy, has a big appetite for free-trade agreements, but the benefits of open markets mean little to the tillers of its rice paddies and barley fields.
resolutions that agricultural subsidies be negotiated through free-trade accords like NAFTA?
Timed for release during the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Cancun, Mexico in September of last year, The WTO and the Doha Round is made up of 15 essays written by various authors specializing in the issues of trade and economics, and touches upon topics such as the accomplishments and limits of the Doha Round; globalization in Latin America and the Caribbean; the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); the Puebla-Panama Plan to develop trade ties between Mexico and Central America; human immigration; pharmaceutical patents, with an emphasis on medication for the fight against HIV/AIDS; and the specific free-trade strategies of certain countries, such as Mexico, Russia and Japan.
The historic deal has generated much wealth: The combined 406 million citizens of Mexico, the United States and Canada are part of the richest free-trade area in the world, with US$11 trillion combined annual gross domestic product.
With the clock rapidly ticking down on free-trade talks between Central America and the United States, people from Guatemala to Costa Rica are watching the terms of the potential US$23 billion trade pact closely.