Tag: comparative advantage

Britain should welcome cheaper food from Australia, not tax it

Opposition to tariff-free access to UK markets for Australian farmers is protectionism, pure and simple. Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), argues that removing tariffs would make it ‘all but impossible’ for British family farms ‘to compete with vast volumes of imports from the southern hemisphere produced in a very different manner’. … Continue reading Britain should welcome cheaper food from Australia, not tax it

Importing is ‘GREAT’, too

The UK government promotes international trade under the banner ‘Exporting is GREAT’. However, imports are a 'good thing' too - and in some ways they are actually better. This is not always an easy concept to grasp. If exports help to support local businesses and create jobs, it seems logical that imports must do the … Continue reading Importing is ‘GREAT’, too