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Country Analysis

Deliverable Length: 3-4 paragraphs
Details: The company you work for is expanding its business and would like to begin to trade with another country.

Go to 2008 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers for specific country information. The URL for this link is:

http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2008/2008_NTE_Report/Section_Index.html?ht

Choose one country for analysis. What type of trade restrictions does this country use? Who will benefit from these restrictions? Who might lose?

Objective:
Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.
Recognize situations that present potential ethical and legal issues and develop solutions for those issues.
Explain the macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and how they relate to the management of a global organization.
Critically analyze and evaluate real-life economic problems and opportunities by applying economic concepts, principles, and theory.
Examine current global economic and political policies and their impact on business decisions

Comments:
Be sure to go through each of the questions in the assignment.

Identify the country.

Indicate which restrictions it employs.

Another way of addressing the question about who benefits and who loses is to ask: Do they protect a specific industry ? Are those restrictions there for public safety or health concerns?

(This question recognizes that any regulatory structure will create gainers and losers. )

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The country chosen for analysis is Pakistan. The major trade restriction used by Pakistan is import duties and tariffs. Import duty is levied on various imported products, ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent. Some goods are also allowes to be imported with zero percent duty. For example, custom duties on vehicles including tractors range between 10 ...

Solution Summary

Choose one country for analysis. What type of trade restrictions does this country use? Who will benefit from these restrictions? Who might lose?

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