Technical Trade Barriers In Relation To Agriculture And Textile Industry

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Technical Trade Barriers in Relation to Agriculture and Textile Industry

Technical Trade Barriers in Relation to Agriculture and Textile Industry


Trade barriers is the general term used to describe any kind of action or government regulations restricting the freedom of international trade. They may be in many forms, including, import duty, import licenses, export licenses, import quotas, taxes, subsidies, non-tax trade barriers, and non-tariff barriers. The paper has discussed the trade barriers in the industries of agriculture and textile of the United States in the light of the code of practices of European Union.


The majority of trade barriers have the same mechanism, i.e. the application of trade artificially generated various costs, so that increased price good, which is the subject. Governments can block free trade in other ways. For example, by dispatching a small number of officials to customs chambers or requiring difficult to meet the standards for products. It is intended to favor or protect domestic producers by excluding them from an equal playing field. At the expense of the interests of consumers because it must pay more for goods and services, which in normal circumstances would have been available to him at lower prices. If one or two countries use trade barriers against each other many times, this results in wars customs.

Economists generally agree that trade barriers unfavorable phenomenon and reduce the overall performance management; this has been proven by the theory of comparative advantage. Theoretically speaking, the free market will remove all barriers to trade, except for those that threaten the public health and safety. In fact, even those countries which promote the principles of free trade, heavily subsidize certain sectors of the economy, such as agriculture and textile.

Other barriers to trade arising from differences: cultural, customary, traditional, legal, language and currency. Examples of free trade: NAFTA, SAFTA, the EU, South American Union of Nations.

Compared to United States textile and agriculture export growth rate achieved in the volume of trade in 2006, United States textile industry in the field of international trade friction and spent a year of relative calm. US-EU, textile trade agreement in time to meet, covering the most sensitive categories of textile and clothing exports of goods categories, United States textile and agriculture exports in 2006 have a more predictable and stable environment. Therefore, by special security and anti-dumping level, compared to 2005, in the face of trade barriers by the industry went through a relatively good year.

Tend to respond to anti-dumping rational and mature

In anti-dumping cases, according to the United States Textile Import and Export Chamber of Commerce of the legal department of statistics, in 2006, United States textile trade with its new case of anti-dumping cases 6, which is more important, is the U.S. anti-dumping investigation on polyester staple fiber and Taiwan towel anti-dumping investigation. Anti-dumping cases, for a total of 7 cases, of which there are large silk India, South Korea and India, extending yarns of viscose filament case.

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