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PROTECTION, merc. law, The name of a document generally given by notaries public, to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which is certified that the bearer therein named, is a citizen of the United States.

PROTECTION, government. That benefit or safety which the government affords to the citizens.

PROTECTION, Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a party to an action, by which he is protected from a judgment which would otherwise be rendered against him. Of these protections there are several kinds. F. N. B. 65.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The European Union and South American bloc Mercosur agreed a free trade treaty on Friday, committing to more open markets in defiance of the rising tide of protectionism.
As such, they also reaffirmed their earlier commitment 'to uphold the rules-based multilateral trading system and open regionalism, while resisting all forms of protectionism.'
To summarize: the aversion of the economics profession to the deadweight losses caused by protectionism seems warranted.
policy embedded protectionism in an overarching liberal economic order that shaped post-World War II history.
PROTECTIONISMIn recent times, protectionism has gained momentum with leaders seeking to protect their nations' economic interests, mainly by creating trade barriers.
'However, this is not the time to close our doors by invoking trade protectionism measures, but instead we should be actively engaged in finding amicable solutions and resolving trade issues through multilateral dialogues such as between Asean countries.
The Russian prime minister stressed that "protectionism is a bad phenomenon in global economy, it has always existed but in previous years most countries adhered to the rules developed in the WTO framework".
Leaders at this year's regional WEF summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have railed against protectionism and called for breaking down trade barriers.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is losing at least Sh3.2 trillion annually in trade due to trade barriers arising from protectionism policy.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed hopes that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be concluded by the end of the year and issued warnings against rising protectionism Thursday, reports said.
TOKYO, April 12 (KUNA) -- China on Thursday vowed to fight "till the very end" if the US insists on unilateralism and trade protectionism, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
moves on trade protectionism, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.