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Trade involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. Economists refer to a system or network that allows trade as a market.

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Organizations relating to Trade

International Amalgamation of Unions of Automobile and Farm Machinery Workers / Moscow, Russia
Convention on the Law Applicable to International Sales of Goods / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1955
Latin American Information System on Trade and Environment / Montevideo, Uruguay
Fondation TerrEspoir / Bussigny, Switzerland / Est. 1996
International Hologram Manufacturers Association / Sunbury-on-Thames, UK / Est. 1993
Nordic Federation of Building and Wood Workers / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1952
Nordic Singer and Musician Workers Association / Sandefjord, Norway / Est. 1947
Wheat Trade Convention, 1967 / Est. 1967
Agreement of Madrid for the International Registration of Trademarks / Est. 1957
Agreement Concerning Uniform Rules for the Marking of Navigable Waters / Est. 1962
Arrangement Concerning Consultations Prior to the Installation in the Vicinity of the Frontiers of Permanent Stores of Explosive Substances for Civil Use / Est. 1950
Arrangement Regarding International Trade in Textiles / Est. 1973
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1896
Organisation of African Trade Union Unity / Algiers, Algeria / Est. 1973
European Economic Area / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers / Manassas VA, USA / Est. 1977
Wheat Trade Convention, 1971 / Est. 1971
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy / Minneapolis MN, USA / Est. 1986
Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht / Beek, Netherlands
European Savings and Retail Banking Group / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1963
Crafts Center / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1986
Master Brewers Association of the Americas / St Paul MN, USA / Est. 1887
European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers / Est. 1898
HeadWaters International / Minneapolis MN, USA

View all profiles (384 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Trafficking in children for adoption
Preferential trade arrangements
Instability of the commodities trade
Illicit drug trafficking
Protectionism in agriculture and the food production industries
Inadequate barter system in international trade
Toxic waste smuggling
Weakness in trade among developing countries
International arms trade
Restrictive trade practices
Trade barriers against developing countries
Unethical commercial practices
Distortion of international trade by discriminatory customs and administrative entry procedures
Securities and commodities exchange violations
Private international trade and investment disputes
Instability of trade in cereals and cereal preparations
Trafficking in children for sexual exploitation
Fluctuating agricultural products markets
Restrictive business practices
Fiscal and trade imbalances
Obstacles to world trade
International differences in trading practices
Regional protectionism
Traffic in persons
Imperialistic distribution system

Action Strategies relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Establishing global greenhouse trading system
Promoting open trade for sustainable development
Applying precautionary principle to trade and environment matters
Circumventing international trading agreements
Promoting interests of developing countries in world trade agreements
Reducing agricultural trade distorting subsidies
Licensing carbon dioxide emissions
Promoting sustainable development through world trade agreements
Developing a trade and sustainable development agenda
Making trade and environment mutually supportive
Removing government barriers to international trade in services
Reducing protectionism in international trade
Economic warfare
Increasing public participation in trade policy-making
Ensuring compatibility between multilateral environmental agreements and World Trade Organization rules
Combatting trafficking
Employing local exchange and trading LETS systems
Controlling availability of arms
Strengthening trading blocs
Conducting sustainability impact assessments of world trade agreements
Evaluating effects of world trade agreements on agriculture
Liberalizing trade
Promoting policy coherence in world trade agreements
Stabilizing trade

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