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Does free trade equate to fair trade? Does free trade exist anywhere in the world? Respond to the questions and support your answers with examples.

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Does free trade exist anywhere in the world?

There is no country that allows completely free trade (i.e. government does not impose laws and regulations on int'l trade at all). Virtually all countries have some sort of tariffs that protects domestic industries (some of these tariffs may be very low, 1-4%, but this is ...

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Does free trade equate to fair trade? Does free trade exist anywhere in the world?

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