Do you think that governments should consider human rights when granting prefere

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Do you think that governments should consider human rights when granting preferential trading rights to countries? What are the arguments for and against taking such a position?

Aug 27th, 2015

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Yes governments should consider human rights when granting preferential trading rights to countries.

 Human rights should be part of the deal with world trade, to ensure there is no exploration of a given group of people especially those whose economies may be  compromised by a number a factors. New countries will be recruited into business ventures which they would otherwise not have done. This will also mean a consideration to improving quality of living in a fair and worthy way. Trading that puts in consideration to human rights is also a big market influencer especially if products are branded accordingly.


However this would also impose some sort of tariff  and this lowers the income of any producer forced to lower their prices to get past that hurdle. It does nothing to raise prices within the importing country as long as there are competing countries with no tariff to pay. The quality of products may also be low because of differentiated products.



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Aug 27th, 2015

Hello Lijian. Incase of any question on this feel free to ask

Aug 27th, 2015

The key thing on preferential trading agreement is the choice of countries in a given  trading  block. Usually the trading blocks involve  countries of a given geographical area which mostly  share general and  common cultures or values. However there may be some big variations on some moral issues and therefore human right consideration should be a factor. Such would help to  reduce illegal businesses like human trafficking. 

On the other hand  of quality of products produced and traded  may be low because of differentiated standards. Countries which may be offensive to human rights but produce high quality products will be cut out and this will mean trading poorly.

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