What does trade barrier mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trade barrier, import barrier(noun)

    any regulation or policy that restricts international trade


  1. Trade barrier

    Trade barriers are government-induced restrictions on international trade. The barriers can take many forms, including the following: ⁕Tariffs ⁕Non-tariff barriers to trade ⁕Import licenses ⁕Export licenses ⁕Import quotas ⁕Subsidies ⁕Voluntary Export Restraints ⁕Local content requirements ⁕Embargo ⁕Currency devaluation ⁕Trade restriction Most trade barriers work on the same principle: the imposition of some sort of cost on trade that raises the price of the traded products. If two or more nations repeatedly use trade barriers against each other, then a trade war results. Economists generally agree that trade barriers are detrimental and decrease overall economic efficiency, this can be explained by the theory of comparative advantage. In theory, free trade involves the removal of all such barriers, except perhaps those considered necessary for health or national security. In practice, however, even those countries promoting free trade heavily subsidize certain industries, such as agriculture and steel. Trade barriers are often criticized for the effect they have on the developing world. Because rich-country players call most of the shots and set trade policies, goods such as crops that developing countries are best at producing still face high barriers. Trade barriers such as taxes on food imports or subsidies for farmers in developed economies lead to overproduction and dumping on world markets, thus lowering prices and hurting poor-country farmers. Tariffs also tend to be anti-poor, with low rates for raw commodities and high rates for labor-intensive processed goods. The Commitment to Development Index measures the effect that rich country trade policies actually have on the developing world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade barrier in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade barrier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prabianto Mukti Wibowo:

    The zero deforestation commitment should not be a trade barrier because deforestation is a governance issue and about effective implementation, not about trade.

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