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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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Free trade between the United States and Canada harbors a bright future for Arnold Miller, chief financial officer of the Illinois-based Quill Corporation.
Multinational bodies like NAFTA, CAFTA, and the proposed FTAA "have far less to do with the free movement of goods and services than they do with government coordination and management of international trade," points out Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), who enthusiastically supports genuine free trade (that is, mutually beneficial transactions between producers and consumers without government intervention).
Harry Truman required nations receiving Marshall Plan aid to adopt free trade policies, a decision that probably did more to revive Europe's economies than the aid itself.
And he is ready to use his power to block protectionist measures and spur free trade pacts.
He says a pan-Asian free trade agreement isn't necessary to increase trade.
Each of these accords are building blocks in helping to construct a Free Trade Area of the Americas, which will be the world's largest free trade area with thirty-four countries, almost 800 million consumers, and a $13 trillion GDP.
Jean Chretien, would deny that the Free Trade Agreement with the United States has generally provided a huge boost to Canada's economy, just as the Goods and Services Tax has kept the federal government awash in surpluses.
Still cocky from their victory in the epic battle over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), they were further puffed up by Congress's approval, only days before the summit, of the deal that created the World Trade Organization.
The idea of a free trade agreement emerged during a ministerial meeting of the Joint Trade Committee of the two countries last year, which agreed to set up separate working groups to conduct a feasibility study on the effects of reducing tariff and nontariff barriers to bilateral trade, the official said.
Meanwhile, the guidelines have already been factored in to the recently completed free trade agreement between the United States and Jordan.
A consensus is emerging within Japan's government and private sector in support of free trade agreements with Asia and Latin America.
Proponents of NAFTA promised that the free trade agreement would create 170,000 new jobs in the United States by 1995; even now the Department of Commerce claims that 100, 000 jobs have been generated.