Do-it-yourself is free trade’s best ‘plan B’

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Author(s) Guy de Jonquières
Source Financial Times
Date August 23 2006
Quotes-start.png "Economic analysis has found repeatedly that the benefits from removing trade barriers unilaterally are vastly greater than from negotiating them away – even when negotiations succeed. That is no mere theory. China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Chile and, to a lesser extent, India have put it into practice and reaped rich economic dividends." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Governments should remove trade barriers unilaterally on the topic Doha round.