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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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Clinton should be receptive to the idea of proposing a free-trade agreement with Japan, especially since such an agreement would entail none of his NAFTA-related concerns about the environment or competition from low-wage labor.
It is hoping that bilateral free-trade agreements will help to complement multilateral trade talks.
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Smaller free-trade agreements already abound among the countries of Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Republican support for free trade becoming anemic: A new poll by the Pew Research Center found that support for free-trade agreements among Republicans had fallen to 28 percent, from 43 percent in November 2009.