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1 Andrew DeCanniere Emilia Antezana Laura Armgardt Katie Lorge October 28, 2008 BA 381

2 -What is a Trade Barrier Types: -Import duties-Import quotas -Import licenses-Tariffs -Export licenses-Subsidies -Non-tariff barriers to trade-Voluntary Export Restraints -Economic Effect of Trade Barriers -Common Arguments -Jobs Are Destroyed by Trade -Worker Wages Are Hurt by Trade. -National Security Is Threatened by Trade. -Special Industries with Unique and Substantial Economic Potential will not mature without Protection from Trade. -Unfair Competition Undermines the Benefits of Trade. -Three Major International Trade Agreements EU, NAFTA, ASEAN

3  What is NAFTA?  Began on January 1, 1994  Between Canada the United States and Mexico  NAFTA pros and cons

4  What is ASEAN?  Established on August 8 th, 1967  10 member countries -Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippians, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

5  What is the EU?  27 member states  The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU): 15 member states, soon to be 16 on January 1, 2009 with the addition of Slovakia -10 th Year of the Euro

6  German purity law  In effect since 1516  Can only be called “beer” if ingredients are only water, barley, and hops  Repealed in 1987, replaced with  Protectionism against Belgium and Britain

7  Controversial monetary aid program  Structural adjustment program  Removal of all internal subsidies  Jamaican milk subsidies

8  Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)  Guaranteed minimum prices  Import tariffs and quotas on products outside EU  Conflict between US and EU  Subsidies resulting from political/economic reasons rather than real demand from producers

9  Increasing demand for fuel-efficient, eco- friendly vehicles  US automobile trade deficit for 2007 $97.51 billion  Japanese automakers manufacturing in US factories  Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi all have US factories

10  European-style autos becoming popular  Popular European vehicles not legal in US  Differences in US and European safety regulations inhibiting trade

11  Smart  Introduced January 2008 by DaimlerChrysler  Slightly longer than European vehicle  33mpg city, 41mpg highway  Ford  Fiesta  Taurus  Transit Connect

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13 "The TIFA will be a platform to intensify our trade and investment relations with the ASEAN region, which collectively constitutes our fourth largest trading partner and represents one of the most rapidly growing and dynamic economies in the world." - Areas of mutual concern culminate in 3 Projects: - ASEAN Single Window - Plant health - Standardization

14 -Effects are more pronounced in developing economies. -Data is limited, but scope of products is broad and expanding. Industry Sectors Subject to Infringement: -Apparel- Electrical Components -Audio-visual- Personal accessories - Automotive- Pharmaceuticals - Consumer Electronics

15   world-bank-has-impoverished-jamaica-other-countries.html world-bank-has-impoverished-jamaica-other-countries.html  “Trade Conflict and the US-European Union Economic Relationship”, CRS Report for Congress, Raymond j. Ahearn      s.html s.html        


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