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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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So, for a few months at least, the free traders were forced onto the defensive.
Either way, the question that arises with trade treaties is one that has brought environmentalists and other NGOs into conflict with free traders.
And when diversion didn't work, free traders settled for appeasement, making measured concessions to protectionist demands in order to forestall a larger backlash.
Free traders grimaced at Havel's repeated railings against the "ideology of the market," especially when compared to then-Finance Minister Vaclav Klaus and his blunt adulation of Milton Friedman, Margaret Thatcher, and "a market economy without adjectives.
Countries such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the members of the European Union pride themselves on being free traders.
Cobden and other Victorian free traders are often faulted for their naive faith in the healing powers of commerce.
If this new consensus is to last, however, free traders would be wise to study carefully the conditions essential for victory:
For a year or two, very possibly, the joys of being full players in the euro experiment could inspire the free traders of the UK - and free trade, as the CBI is careful to remind us, was supposed to be one of the founding principles of European union.
We are not free traders, neither in agriculture nor in machine tools.
With the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Round being slow to proceed since its 2001 launch, free traders wanting to encourage global commerce have looked to bilateral and regional trade deals - the US being particularly keen to secure agreements with key trading partners.
Evidently, the pessimism and despair that often overwhelms free traders today is unwarranted.
Like many other long-time free traders, I was persuaded (in retrospect, perhaps lulled) by the arguments in favor of NAFTA, the treaty that created a common market linking Mexico, Canada, and the United States, when it passed Congress in late 1993.