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- n. Trade between nations without protective customs tariffs.
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- n. international trade free from government interference, especially trade free from tariffs or duties on imports
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- adj. commerce unrestricted by duties or tariff regulations.
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- n. international trade free of government interference
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Shelburne was the first English statesman, except perhaps Burke, who grasped and advocated free trade as a broad political principle; and though his biographer, Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, attributes his conversion to Morellet, it is plain from the letter to Stewart that Morellet had only watered, it was Smith that sowed.
MURRAY MCCULLY: ... values the free trade agreement that it has with Australia, it's the oldest, it's the most comprehensive as Stephen Smith has said to you.
And one of the great virtues of APEC is that amongst those in the 21 economies, it has helped to establish a norm, which is support for free trade and for the liberal market model.
Steuart, Sir James, economist, acts in school theatricals, 5; on free trade among Glasgow merchants, 61
WTO-consistent free trade area for the Asia Pacific.
If he did meet his Grace he would have found him as advanced an economist as himself, for having been a college friend of Turgot and Morellet at the Sorbonne, he became a strong advocate of their new economic principles, and succeeded in getting the principle of free trade in corn adopted by the States of Languedoc.
Nisos, the old King, whom I had had a treaty of free trade with, had died with no son surviving.
A focus of my talks with ASEAN Ministers will be the proposed summit and free trade agreement between ASEAN and Australia/New Zealand.
I'm talking about is how, last year, ASEAN's consensus-based decision-making system meant that its members chose not to proceed with an AFTA-CER free trade agreement.
Heres my logic using the U.S. as an example: 1. The biggest threat to the poverty-ending power of capitalism today is the looming backlash against free trade and open markets in the developed world, especially in the U.S. If the rich world shuts its borders, well hurt economic prospects elsewhere in ways that no amount of creative capitalism, as discussed here, can begin to offset.