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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 / Accra, Ghana / 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

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World Problems relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Trafficking in children for adoption
Excessive customs and trade formalities
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
Underground economy
Lack of human organs for transplantation
Illegal tropical timber trade
Drug smuggling
Economic dependence of countries on the drug trade
Untapped potential for retail trade in small towns
Instability of banana trade
Imbalance in trade of cultural products between countries
International trade in endangered species
Weakness in primary commodity trade among developing countries
Instability of date trade
Instability of wool trade

Action Strategies relating to Trade

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting open trade for sustainable development
Creating local currency systems
Creating environmentally sound trading practices
Conducting sustainability impact assessments of world trade agreements
Maintaining dialogue between trade, development and environment communities
Monitoring international arms trade
Regulating trade in endangered species

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