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Dumping shoes on the EU

Read the article EU adopts shoe dumping penalties and then answer the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below or you can follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window.


Question 1

Explain what is meant by 'free trade'.

Question 2

Explain what is meant by the term 'dumping'.

Question 3

Examine the reasons why the EU decided to impose duties on shoes imported from China and Vietnam.

Question 4

Analyse the advantages and disadvantges of increased free trade.


Further research

There are a number of excellent resources available, which provide more information on free trade issues. For example, read the following articles from the BBC website:

Lobby Groups

There are numerous non-government organisations (NGOs), such as charities and lobby groups, which campaign on the issue of free and fair trade. Have a look at the following: