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Trade is Good for Competition, but Competition is Great for Trade

BY | April 1, 2013

Seth Sacher, Mar 28, 2013 It may seem obvious that good trade policy can promote competition. That is, by opening up a domestic economy to increased trade, additional competitive pressures…

Seth Sacher, Mar 28, 2013

It may seem obvious that good trade policy can promote competition. That is, by opening up a domestic economy to increased trade, additional competitive pressures may be placed on domestic producers, thereby decreasing domestic market power and improving industry performance in the form of lower prices, production that is more efficient, and more innovation.

On the other hand, although it may appear less obvious, good competition policy can be a means for fostering good

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