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Free trade is a policy by which a government does not discriminate against imports or interfere with exports by applying tariffs (to imports) or subsidies (to exports) or quotas. According to the law
taxes and tariffs.of comparative advantage.2 Trade diversion 2.1 Degree of free trade policies o 4.1. including protectionist policies. 'Free' trade differs from other forms of trade policy where the allocation of goods and services among trading countries are determined by price strategies that may differ from those that would emerge under deregulation. that may be equally effective in hindering trade include import quotas.1 Colonialism 5 Alternatives 6 In literature 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography . and even inter-government managed trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) (contrary to their formal titles) and any governmental market intervention resulting in artificial prices. Contents [hide] 1 Features of free trade 2 Economics of free trade o 2. however. These governed prices are the result of government intervention in the market through price adjustments or supply restrictions. and diverse means of subsidizing domestic industries. Since the mid-20th century.1 Advantages of tariffs 2. Under a free trade policy. the policy permits trading partners mutual gains from trade of goods and services.2. such as regulatory legislation and import quotas. Interventions include subsidies. Other barriers. prices emerge from supply and demand.1 Early era 3. Such government interventions can increase as well as decrease the cost of goods and services to both consumers and producers.1. and are the sole determinant of resource allocation. non-tariff barriers. nations have increasingly reduced tariff barriers and currency restrictions on international trade. taxes.3 Opinion of economists 3 History o o 3.1 Economic models o o 2.2 Disadvantages of tariffs 2.2 Current status 4 Opposition 3.
subsidies. Advantages of tariffs . An economic analysis using the law of supply and demand and the economic effects of a tax can be used to show the theoretical benefits and disadvantages of free trade. quotas on imports or subsidies for producers) Trade in services without taxes or other trade barriers The absence of "trade-distorting" policies (such as taxes. or laws) that give some firms. Two simple ways to understand the proposed benefits of free trade are through David Ricardo's theory of comparative advantage and by analyzing the impact of a tariff or import quota.. see Supply and demand. households. or factors of production an advantage over others Economics Economic Free access to markets Free access to market information Inability of firms to distort markets through governmentimposed monopoly or oligopoly power of free trade models For more details on this topic.g.Features of free trade Free trade implies the following features: Trade of goods without taxes (including tariffs) or other trade barriers (e. regulations.
The effect of the tariff would limit imports and create a higher demand for domestically produced widgets (QS2 . Assume that Japan wants to protect a domestic industry that is only able to produce and sell widgets at the price P tariff. Since there are other countries that are exporting the same widgets at a price of Pworld. then an equilibrium can be reached in which there are no shortages of demand or excesses of supply. Japan's industry is threatened to go out of business should widgets be imported into their country without a tariff.QS1) but have no effect on consumer prices. As increasing widget sales allow more widget producers to enter the market and the quantity of imported + domestic widgets in Japan approaches QE then the tariff can be phased out since the market will be at equilibrium (E) and the PE market price will be enough for Japan's widget manufacturers to stay in business.Widgets cannot be produced to the right of the Supply curve. This graph demonstrates the benefits of tariffs to a domestic industry. . and so Japan's industry can produce and sell widgets to the same degree as manufacturers in any other country. consumers will buy whatever widgets enter the market. This graph also shows that as long as Ptariff does not fall above the intersection of the Supply and Demand lines. since the graph shows that for all quantities to the left of the intersection of the Supply and Demand curves. since it has already been assumed in our example that Japan cannot afford to enter the widget market below the price Ptariffas the world economy has for price Pworld. the higher price would not cause domestic production to increase from QS1 to QS2. In this case.
rates of 20% can be allowed by developing nations . although formerly at an overall lower level. This section's factual accuracy . (A general feature is that the underdeveloped nations of today are not in the same position that the developed nations were in when they had a similar level of technology. Counter arguments to this point of view are that the developing countries are able to adopt technologies from abroad. whereas developed nations had to create new technologies themselves. Disadvantages of tariffs The pink regions are the net loss to society caused by the existence of the tariff.Currently. known as import substitution industrialization. This theory. the developed nations have always been strong players. is largely considered ineffective for currently developing nations. but Ha-Joon Chang believes higher levels may be justified because the productivity gap between developing and developed nations is much higher than the productivity gap which industrial countries faced. a tariff must be high enough to allow domestic manufactured goods to compete for the tariff to be successful. the World Bank believes that. at most. and that developing countries have far richer markets to which to export than was the case in the 19th century.) If the main defense of tariffs is to stimulate infant industries. because they are weak players in a competitive system.
The government also has additional tax revenue (blue region). Removing the tariff and having free trade would be a net gain for society. However. The magnitude of this societal loss is shown by the two pink triangles. but the net loss to producers is larger than the benefit to consumers (there is no tax revenue in this case because the country being analyzed is not collecting the tariff). The tariff increases the domestic price to Ptariff. Consumers are made worse off because the consumer surplus (green region) becomes smaller. Trade diversion This section's factual accuracy isdisputed. This has three main effects on societal welfare. the loss to consumers is greater than the gains by producers and the government. Prior to the tariff. From that country's perspective. and export quotas all yield nearly identical results. but this does not always take place if a high cost producer has a free trade agreement while the low cost producer faces a high tariff. Sometimes consumers are better off and producers worse off. (August 2012) This section's factual accuracy isdisputed. but the imposition of trade restrictions causes a net loss to society because the losses from trade restrictions are larger than the gains from trade restrictions. the tariff leaves producers worse off and consumers better off. the selective application of free trade agreements to some countries and tariffs on others can sometimes lead to economic inefficiency through the process of trade diversion. Opinion of economists . such as the Doha Round. and sometimes consumers are worse off and producers are better off. import quotas. Producers are better off because the producer surplus (yellow region) is made larger. It is economically efficient to produce a good in the country that can make it for the lowest cost. (January 2012) The chart at the right analyzes the effect of the imposition of an import tariff on some imaginary good. Free trade creates winners and losers. This is why many economists place such high importance on negotiations for global tariff reductions. export tariffs. An almost identical analysis of this tariff from the perspective of a net producing country yields parallel results. Under similar analysis. Applying free trade to the high cost producer (and not the low cost producer as well) can lead to trade diversion and a net economic loss. the price of the good in the world market (and hence in the domestic market) is P world.isdisputed. The higher price causes domestic production to increase from QS1 to QS2 and causes domestic consumption to decline from QC1 to QC2. but theory and empirical evidence show that the size of the winnings from free trade are larger than the losses. (January 2011) According to mainstream economic theory.
. is that free trade is a large and unambiguous net gain for society.. i.e. Though it creates winners and losers. quoting Prof. the broad consensus among members of the economics profession in the U. Gregory Mankiw. Peter Soderbaum of Malardalen University. History See also: History of international trade Early era David Ricardo.S. Sweden. should eliminate remaining tariffs and other barriers to trade" and "90.S.  In a 2006 survey of American economists (83 responders)." Nonetheless.The literature analysing the economics of free trade is extremely rich with extensive work having been done on the theoretical and empirical effects." Most economists would agree that although increasing returns to scale might mean that certain industry could settle in a geographical area without any strong economic reason derived from comparative advantage. "This neoclassical trade theory focuses on one dimension." Quoting Harvard economics professor N. the price at which a commodity can be delivered and is extremely narrow in cutting off a large number of other considerations about impacts on employment in different parts of the world. should restrict employers from outsourcing work to foreign countries. about environmental impacts and on culture. "87.1% disagree with the suggestion that the U.5% agree that the U. this is not a reason to argue against free trade because the absolute level of output enjoyed by both "winner" and "loser" will increase with the "winner" gaining more than the "loser" but both gaining more than before in an absolute level. "Few propositions command as much consensus among professional economists as that open world trade increases economic growth and raises living standards.S.
like it or not. though the "Jeffersonians" strongly opposed for the most part." The 1st U. James K. Tyler. opening American ports to foreign trade on April 6. when the British Parliament issued theProhibitory Act. Secretary of the Treasury. who called himself a "Henry Clay tariff Whig". The economist Henry Charles Careybecame a leading proponent of the "American System" of economics. Until the 1760s. Free trade policies have battled with mercantilist. communist. Adam Smith. blockading colonial ports." wrote Dickerson. Greece. Two early British economists who were opposed to mercantilism were Adam Smith and David Ricardo. Alexander Hamilton. Later. for example. few colonists openly advocated for free trade. the policy of mercantilism had developed in Europe in the 16th century. statesmen such as SenatorHenry Clay continued Hamilton's themes within the Whig Party under the name "American System. a desire for free trade was not one of the causes of the American Revolution. Franklin Pierce. Free trade came to what would become the United States as a result of American Revolutionary War. and other policies over the centuries. William McKinley (later to . Martin Van Buren. Economists that advocated free trade believed trade was the reason why certain civilizations prospered economically. "Free trade had been forced on the Americans. "was not a part of the thinking of the Revolutionary leaders"." The opposition Democratic Party contested several elections throughout the 1830s. and 1850s in part over the issue of the tariff and protection of industry. pointed to increased trading as being the reason for the flourishing of not just Mediterranean cultures such as Egypt.Before the appearance of free trade doctrine. in part because regulations were not strictly enforced—New England was famous for smuggling—but also because colonial merchants did not want to compete with foreign goods and shipping. in the 19th century." This was a minority position. The Democratic Party favored moderate tariffs used for government revenue only.S. The fledgling Republican Party led by Abraham Lincoln. Polk. 1840s. The Continental Congress responded by effectively declaring economic independence. but also of Bengal (East India) and China. The great prosperity of the Netherlands after throwing off Spanish Imperial rule and pursuing a policy of free trade made the free trade/mercantilist dispute the most important question in economics for centuries. According to historian John W. "The idea that the basic mercantile practices of the eighteenth century were wrong. populist. advocated tariffs to help protect infant industries in his "Report on Manufactures. and continuing in opposition to it to this day. and James Buchanan. This mercantilist "American System" was opposed by the Democratic Party of Andrew Jackson. and Rome. According to historian Oliver Dickerson. and to protect favored industries. while the Whigs favored higher protective tariffs to protect favored industries. Trade in colonial America was regulated by the British mercantile system through the Acts of Trade and Navigation. protectionist. isolationist. strongly opposed free trade and implemented a 44-percent tariff during the Civil War—in part to pay for railroad subsidies and for the war effort. 1776.
Protection is but the law of nature.] 3. he said. and that program. We cannot take a step in the pathway of progress without benefitting mankind everywhere. The British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) grew up with a belief in free trade. believed that free trade promoted peace.000. "the wisdom of Adam Smith" again applied. when its technological advantage was at its height.000 of people elevates the rest of the world.000. if protection builds up and elevates 63. is our program. The United States and Britain. Of course. [It is said] that protection is immoral…. . In Kicking Away the Ladder. of all economic barriers and the establishment of equality of trade conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating themselves for its maintenance. in 1846 in response to domestic pressures. which restricted import of grain. Britain abolished the Corn Laws. ‘Buy where you can buy the cheapest'…. they say.. Cordell Hull). sometimes considered the homes of free trade policy. population] of people. employed protectionism to varying degrees at all times. Well. this underpinned his criticism of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 for the damage it did to the interdependent European economy. of securing the highest and best destiny of the race of man. Chang describes the export-oriented industrialization policies of the Asian Tigers as "far more sophisticated and fine-tuned than their historical equivalents". and it reduced protectionism for manufactures in the mid 19th century. Many classical liberals. John Stuart Mill) and in the United States for much of the 20th century (e. so far as possible.become President of the United States) stated the stance of the Republican Party (which won every election for President from 1868 until 1912.. development economist Ha-Joon Chang reviews the history of free trade policies and economic growth.S. The most consistent practitioners of free trade have been Switzerland. that applies to labor as to everything else. but tariffs on manufactured products had returned to 23% by 1950. the law of self-preservation. and international economic institutions that meant that the interests of countries were not pitted against each other. he came again to favour free trade so long as it was combined with internationally coordinated domestic economic policies to promote high levels of employment. The removal. therefore. Why. Let me give you a maxim that is a thousand times better than that..g. all we see it. of self-development.000 [the U. and notes that many of the now-industrialized countries had significant barriers to trade throughout their history. and it is the protection maxim: ‘Buy where you can pay the easiest. and to a lesser degree Belgium. the Netherlands. In these circumstances.g. the only possible program. The United States maintained weighted average tariffs on manufactured products of approximately 40–50% up until the 1950s. the influence of those 63.' And that spot of earth is where labor wins its highest rewards. is this: [. augmented by the natural protectionism of high transportation costs in the 19th century.. Woodrow Wilson included free-trade rhetoric in his "Fourteen Points" speech of 1918: The program of the world's peace. After a brief flirtation with protectionism in the early 1930s. except the two non-consecutive terms of Grover Cleveland) as thus: Under free trade the trader is the master and the producer the slave. especially in 19th and early 20th century Britain (e.
The European Union / European Economic Area and the North American Free Trade Agreement are the world's largest free trade areas. It is made up of four sub-indexes: market access. although it had rejected an earlier version in the 1950s (International Trade Organization or ITO). List of multilateral free trade agreements. the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) in 2006. Singapore 6.S. border administration. having helped establish the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and later the World Trade Organization (WTO). and a number of bilateral agreements (such as with Jordan). transport and communications infrastructure. Current status Singapore is the top country in the Enabling Trade Index. and business environment. in part due to industrial supremacy and the onset of the Cold War. and List of bilateral free trade agreements Most countries in the world are members of the World Trade Organization. average tariffs on manufactured goods are approximately 34%. Since the 1970s U.S. Iceland 5.Some degree of protectionism is nevertheless the norm throughout the world. Degree of free trade policies Main article: Global Enabling Trade Report The Enabling Trade Index measures the factors. In the developing world. Most developed nations maintain controversial agricultural tariffs. the U.26 .06 11. Main articles: World Trade Organization. From 1820 to 1980. Since the end of World War II. government has become one of the most consistent proponents of reduced tariff-barriers and free trade. policies and services that facilitate the trade in goods across borders and to destination. Most countries are also members of regional free trade areas (see map) that lower trade barriers among participating countries. which limits in certain ways but does not eliminate tariffs and other trade barriers. The top 20 countries are: 1. governments have negotiated numerous managed-trade agreements. such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 1990s. the average tariffs on manufactures in twelve industrial countries ranged from 11 to 32%.
70 Denmark 5.S. The relative costs. but have ill effects in other areas). 14. accentuating poverty in poor countries. income inequality. 13.33 Norway 5. The economic theory of David Ricardo holds that consumers would necessarily gain more than producers would lose. while objecting to subsidies and tariffs in their export markets. 8. 19. benefits and beneficiaries of free trade are debated by academics. human rights and environmental protection. wage slavery. 15. domestic producers are more likely to mobilize against the lifting of tariffs.06 United States 5. . Hong Kong 5. national security.02 Opposition For more details on this topic. 3.32 Canada 5.  Since each of those few domestic sugar producers would lose a lot while each of a great number of consumers would gain only a little. harmingnational defense.26 12. Economic arguments against free trade criticize the assumptions or conclusions of economic theories. if United States tariffs on imported sugar were reduced.41 Switzerland 5.17 Australia 5. 6. environmental degradation.20 Austria 5. Finland 5. 5. The moral category is wide. race to the bottom. governments and interest groups. 17.29 Luxembourg 5. see Free trade debate. sugar producers would receive lower prices and profits. supporting child labor and sweatshops. such as political stability. Sociopolitical arguments against free trade cite social and political effects that economic arguments do not capture. 7.06 Chile 5. and forcing cultural change. while U.S.41 Sweden 5.2. Arguments for protectionism fall into the economic category (trade hurts the economy) or the moral category (the effects of trade might help the economy. More generally.37 New Zealand 5.03 France 5. 9. 4. 16. 10. 20. sugar consumers would spend less for the same amount of sugar because of those same lower prices. Free trade is often opposed by domestic industries that would have their profits and market share reduced by lower prices for imported goods.28 Netherlands 5. including concerns of destroying infant industries and undermining long run economic development. a general argument against free trade is that it is colonialism or imperialism in disguise. U. 18. For example. producers often favor domestic subsidies and tariffs on imports in their home countries.13 United Arab Emirates United Kingdom 5.25 Germany 5.
Marx favored free trade solely because he felt that it would hasten the social revolution. Some opponents of NAFTA see the agreement as being materially harmful to the common people. In one word. To those who oppose socialism. free trade is seen as nothing more than an end-run around laws that protect individual liberty. "The bourgeoisie. For example. it has substituted naked. and thus the domestic "working class would gradually be forced down to the level of helotry.S.. shameless. into Mexico freely under NAFTA at prices well below production cost (dumping) because of its ruinous effects to Mexican farmers." To this extent. this becomes an argument against free trade. but rather its selective implementation. domestic free-labor is unfairly forced to compete with the foreign exploited labor. and free trade agreements as applied. based on their assertion that free trade agreements generally do not increase the economic freedom of the poor or the working class. but some of the arguments are actually against the particulars of government-managed trade. so this argument is not actually against the principle of free trade. for exploitation. Where the foreign supplier allows de facto exploitation of labor.. and frequently make them poorer. unconscionable freedom – tree Trade.Real Wages vs Trade as a Percent of GDP Socialists frequently oppose free trade on the ground that it allows maximum exploitation of workers bycapital. it is argued that it would be wrong to let subsidized corn from the U. For example." Nonetheless. Karl Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto. brutal exploitation. Of course. such subsidies violate free trade theory. It is important to distinguish between arguments against free trade theory. "Free trade" is opposed by many anti-globalization groups. direct. veiled by religious and political illusions. rather than against free trade per se. . Colonialism For more details on this topic. has set up that single. such as the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (outlawing slavery and indentured servitude). see Dependency theory.
written by Ha-Joon Chang. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denounced the "sophistry of free trade" in an introduction he wrote for a book titled The Hidden Face of Free Trade Accords. and Tobin tax. it makes a case for free trade based not on absolute advantage in production of a good. and not Friedrich List. A country should specialize in whatever good it can produce at the lowest cost. Citing as his source the book Kicking Away the Ladder. The latter. he says. More recently. trading this good to buy other goods it requires for consumption. in 1776. This allows for countries . which held that a country should aim to export more than it imports. He wrote. This statement uses the concept of absolute advantage to present an argument in opposition to mercantilism. Chang showed that it was Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. but the value of the goods produced by a nation. It is the maxim of every prudent master of a family. was explicitly viewed by the Americans as "part of the British imperialist system. the dominant view surrounding trade at the time. it is not the value of exports relative to that of imports that is important. but on the relative opportunity costs of production. trading between each other as required for the purposes of consumption. If a foreign country can supply us with a commodity cheaper than we ourselves can make it. and thus amass wealth. written in part by Correa's current Energy Minister Alberto Acosta. fair trade. This theoretical shortcoming was addressed by the theory of comparative advantage. Instead. better buy it of them with some part of the produce of our own industry. employed in a way in which we have some advantage. Smith argues. notably in the works of American Henry Clay. never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy. In this vein.It has long been argued that free trade is a form of colonialism or imperialism.. In literature The value of free trade was first observed and documented by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations. who was the first to present a systematic argument defending industrial protectionism. Generally attributed to David Ricardo who expanded on it in his 1817 book On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. The concept of absolute advantage however does not address a situation where a country has no advantage in the production of a particular good or type of good. Alternatives The following alternatives for free trade have been proposed: balanced trade. protectionism. In the 19th century these criticized British calls for free trade as cover for British Empire. a position taken by various proponents of economic nationalism and the school of mercantilism.." According to Correa. architect of the American System and by German American economistFriedrich List.. countries could gain from each producing exclusively the good(s) in which they are most suited to. Correa identified the difference between an "American system" opposed to a "British System" of free trade.
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