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International Trade


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International Trade

  1. 1. International Trade DLSL- A2D Macecon. SY:2012-2013 madebymathelrain
  2. 2. An Overview to the International Trade
  3. 3. International Trade • the branch of economics concerned with the exchange of goods and services with foreign countries • purchase, sale, or exchange of goods and services across national borders
  4. 4. International Trade • Almost every kind of product can be found on the international market such as:  Food  Clothes  Spare Parts  Oil Jewelry  Wine  Stock  Currencies
  5. 5. Reference:
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  7. 7. The Growth in World Trade • about 15 percent of the world's output is traded in international markets in a typical year. • while the importance of the international sector varies enormously from country to country, the volume of international trade has increased substantially. Reference: Sexton, R.L. (2011). The Exploration of Macroeconomics. (5th ed.) China: China Translation & Printing
  8. 8. The Growth in World Trade • Year 1947: saw the creation of the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) as an attempt to reduce such barriers to trade as quotas, subsidies, tariffs and taxes. Reference: Sexton, R.L. (2011). The Exploration of Macroeconomics. (5th ed.) China: China Translation & Printing • In 1997 GATT was replaced by the WTO (World Trade Organization), its mandate expanded to include intellectual property rights and foreign investment.
  9. 9. World Trade Organizations • only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Main Goal: • to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business. Reference:
  10. 10. WTO: What They do? • Implementation and monitoring trade • Dispute settlement • Building trade capacity • Investment and Trade • Trade Policy Reviews Reference:
  11. 11. TRADE POLICY DEVELOPMENTS Philippines: • continues to hold with importance its membership in the WTO and recognizes the value of the WTO's achievements in fostering a competitive environment. • with its membership in 1995, the Philippines made substantial commitments on market access and plans to seek technical assistance programs from its donor agencies and bilateral partners to assist in the compliance of Trade Facilitation commitments. Reference: http://
  12. 12. Did you know that? It was last Nov. 10, 2012 when Management Board of the Advisory Center on WTO Law (ACWL) under Pres. Aquino appointed Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos Jr. as Philippine permanent representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Reference: http://
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  14. 14. Absolute Advantage Comparative Advantage and
  15. 15. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Units of clothing (millions) Unitsoffood(millions) Units of food Units of clothing (millions) (millions) 8m 0.0 7m 2.2m 6m 4.0m 5m 5.0m 4m 5.6m 3m 6.0m 2m 6.4m 1m 6.7m 0 7.0m
  16. 16. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Units of clothing (millions) Unitsoffood(millions) Units of food Units of clothing (millions) (millions) a 8m 0.0 7m 2.2m 6m 4.0m 5m 5.0m 4m 5.6m 3m 6.0m 2m 6.4m 1m 6.7m 0 7.0m a
  17. 17. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Units of clothing (millions) Unitsoffood(millions) Units of food Units of clothing (millions) (millions) 8m 0.0 b 7m 2.2m 6m 4.0m 5m 5.0m 4m 5.6m 3m 6.0m 2m 6.4m 1m 6.7m 0 7.0m b
  18. 18. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Units of clothing (millions) Unitsoffood(millions) Units of food Units of clothing (millions) (millions) 8m 0.0 7m 2.2m c 6m 4.0m 5m 5.0m 4m 5.6m 3m 6.0m 2m 6.4m 1m 6.7m 0 7.0m c
  19. 19. Opportunity Cost
  20. 20. occurs when a person or country can produce a good or service at a lower opportunity cost than others. occurs when one producer can do a task using fewer inputs than the other producer Absolute Advantage Comparative Advantage
  21. 21. Because of specialization, both nations can be better off, even if one nation has an absolute advantage in both goods over the other. Why Specialize?
  22. 22. Why Trade? Reasons countries benefit from foreign trade: • They can import resources they lack at home. • They can import goods for which they are a relatively inefficient producer. • Specialization sometimes permits economies of large- scale production.
  23. 23. Application: Student A is an academic scholar who almost constantly gets a GPA of 1.25 every semester. This he is able to get by allotting 54 hours of study time every week. Supposedly, student A is also good at dancing and was planning to join their school’s dance troop. On the other hand, B is an average student who was also planning to join the troop. Unfortunately, only one of them can be qualified. Moreover, the troop allots 20 hours for practice weekly. Student A is undeniably better than Student B in both dancing and academics. Should Student A join the troop? Explain and apply the concepts of specialization, opportunity cost, absolute and comparative advantage and trade.
  24. 24. Answer: •Student A has an absolute advantage over Student B in both academics and paperwork. •Still, by joining the Dance troop, Student A’s allotted time for studying will be reduced to 34 hours every week. If he lets Student B join the Dance troop instead, he will not be robbed of time for study and his grades will not be affected in the process. •Even though Student A is both better at academics and dancing, it is better for him to specialize in academics (if he wants to maintain his academic standing) in which he has a comparative advantage, and allow Student B to join the Dance troop. If he allows the other, there will be trade. •The opportunity cost to Student A of being in the Dance troop is high. For Student B, who is an average student, the opportunity costs of being in the Dance troop are lesser.
  25. 25. "Humans do not have to experience everything themselves but can benefit from what others have learned."
  26. 26. Trade Barriers (tariffs, quotas, and subsidies) • Tariff • Non-tariff
  27. 27. Tariff Trade Barrier • a tax on goods shipped internationally • A price-based barrier
  28. 28. Tariffs: Types of tariffs • Import and export tariffs: a tax levied on imports or exports of a country. • Transit tariff: a tax levied on goods passing through the country.
  29. 29. • Specific duty: a tariff based on the number of items being imported. • Ad valorem duty: a tariff based on a percentage of the value of imported goods. • Compound duty: a tariff consisting of both a specific and ad valorem duty. Tariffs: Types of tariffs
  30. 30. Non- Tariff Trade Barrier • Quota • Subsidies
  31. 31. Import Quotas A legal limit on the imported quantity of a good that is produced abroad and can be sold in domestic markets
  32. 32. Export Subsidies • Government payments made to domestic firms to encourage exports. • Closely related to subsidies is dumping. – A firm or industry sells products on the world market at prices below the cost of production.
  33. 33. Reasons for Trade Barriers • Domestic Employment • Low foreign wages • Infant Industry • Unfair Trade • National Security
  34. 34. In International Trade
  35. 35. • Excess of what a consumer is willing to pay to what he actually has to pay. • Excess of what a supplier is willing to receive at a minimum amount and what he actually receives.
  36. 36. • Represents a collection of maximum prices a consumer is willing and able to pay for different quantities of commodities. • Represents a collection of maximum prices that suppliers require to be willing to supply different quantities of commodities.
  37. 37. • Once the equilibrium output is reached at the equilibrium price, all of the mutually beneficial opportunities from trade between suppliers and demanders will have taken place. • Total gains to the economy from trade is the sum of consumer and producer surplus
  38. 38. Quantity Price $8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 CS PS PS PS CS CS S D
  39. 39. • Domestic producers gain more than domestic consumers lose.
  40. 40. • Domestic consumers gain more than domestic producers lose.
  41. 41. • If the price of a good or service of Country X increases, the quantity of goods or services offered by suppliers, foreign and domestic, increases and vice versa. • If the prices of the goods of Country X increases, the demand for those goods will decrease and the demand of the goods of Country Y which costs less will increase.
  43. 43. Advantages of International Trade • Leads to more efficient resource allocation and lower cost per unit of output as the market becomes bigger and broader to exercise economies of scale, etc. • Non-economic advantages like political, social and cultural advantages to be gained by fostering trade in international organizations like WTO, etc.
  44. 44. • It helps to widen the range of choice of goods or products • It allows the transfer of knowledge, technologies and information between trading partners • It enables the countries to specialization which increases the world output and standard of living Advantages of International Trade
  45. 45. • It increases the need to become efficient and effective in the production process because of competition • It stimulates research and development policies and more rapid adoption of new technology to reduce cost of production Advantages of International Trade
  46. 46. Disadvantages of International Trade
  47. 47. • One may need to wait for long term gains • Hiring professional staffs to launch international trade is timely and costly to do • Modifying product or packaging • Develop new promotional material Disadvantages of International Trade
  48. 48. • Incur added administrative costs • Dealing with special licenses and regulations • Apply for additional financing Disadvantages of International Trade
  49. 49. - The end -