Free Trade or Protection: A Literature Review on Trade Barriers

Jing Ma, Yuduo Lu


The purpose of this paper is to, firstly explain the reason of international trade according to recent theories; secondly, collect several sorts of opinions about free trade and protectionism referring to relevant literatures; thirdly describe export barriers in different aspects, such as natural barriers and artificial barriers; lastly from trade regulation perspective introduce WTO as a tool of promoting international trade.

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Research in World Economy
ISSN 1923-3981(Print)ISSN 1923-399X(Online)


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