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©2004 Prentice Hall9-1 Chapter 9: Formulation of National Trade Policies International Business, 4 th Edition Griffin & Pustay
©2004 Prentice Hall9-2 Issues on Trade Intervention Should a national government intervene to protect the country’s domestic firms by taxing foreign goods entering the domestic market or constructing other barriers against imports? Should a national government directly help the country’s domestic firms increase their foreign sales through export subsidies, government-to-government negotiations, and guaranteed loan programs?
©2004 Prentice Hall9-3 Free Trade or Fair Trade? Free trade –minimal influence from government Fair trade – active intervention from government (managed trade)
©2004 Prentice Hall9-4 Industry-Level Arguments National Defense Argument Infant Industry Argument Maintenance of Existing Jobs Strategic Trade Theory
©2004 Prentice Hall9-5 National Defense Argument Country must be self-sufficient in critical raw materials, machinery, and technology or else be vulnerable to foreign threats Appeals to general public Protects steel, electronics, and machine tools industries, and merchant marines
©2004 Prentice Hall9-6 Infant Industry Argument Imposition of tariffs to give U.S. firms temporary protection from foreign competition until firms are fully established Powerful economic development strategy Which industries should be protected? For how long?
©2004 Prentice Hall9-7 Maintenance of Existing Jobs Jobs in high-wage countries threatened by imports from low-wage countries Forms of assistance –Tariffs –Quotas
©2004 Prentice Hall9-8 Strategic Trade Theory National government can make its country better off if it adopts trade policies that improve the competitiveness of its domestic firms in oligopolistic industries
©2004 Prentice Hall9-9 National Trade Policies Economic Development Programs –Export promotion strategy –Import substitution strategy Industrial Policy –Key domestic industries chosen, protected, and promoted Public Choice Analysis –Consumers versus special interest groups
©2004 Prentice Hall9-10 Barriers to International Trade Tariff barriers –Export tariff –Transit tariff –Import tariffs Ad valorem Specific Compound Non-tariff barriers –Quotas –Numerical export controls –Product and testing standards –Restricted access to distribution networks –Public-sector procurement policies –Regulatory controls –Currency controls –Investment controls –Local-purchase requirements
©2004 Prentice Hall9-11 Exports of Canadian softwood lumber to the U.S. have resulted in a 30-year long trade dispute Canadian
©2004 Prentice Hall9-12 Figure 9.6 Types of Barriers to International Trade
©2004 Prentice Hall9-13 Promotion of International Trade Subsidies Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Export Financing Programs
©2004 Prentice Hall9-14 Controlling Unfair Trade Practices International Trade Administration (ITA) –Division of U.S. Department of Commerce –Determines whether an unfair trade practice has occurred –Confirmed cases transferred to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Two types of unfair trade practices –Government subsidies –Unfair pricing practices
©2004 Prentice Hall9-15 Controlling Unfair Trade Practices Countervailing Duties (CVD) Antidumping Regulations Super 301
©2004 Prentice Hall9-16 Objectives of Unfair Trade Practice Laws Promote global efficiency by encouraging production in those countries that can produce a good most efficiently Ensure that trade occurs on the basis of comparative advantage, not the size of government subsidies Protect consumers from predatory behavior
formulation of national trade policies
The political economy of International Trade (Ch-5)
Chapter 8 Exporting, Importing, and Sourcing
Nontariff Trade Barriers
Protectionism and Free Trade
Business- Government Trade Relations
Theories of International Trade and Investment
The Political Economy of International Trade
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