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Economics Tuition: Explain the scenarios under which the following methods of protectionism is more effective

A quota refers to the direct control of import demand, which will lower supply of imports, thus reducing quantity demand for imports. The restriction of the...

Economics Tuition: Explain the theory of Comparative Advantage

Purpose of comparative advantage The concept of comparative advantage explains how countries which are efficient in production can specialise and trade with...

Economics Tuition: Explain the factors that limit free trade

The factors that limit free trade can be seen in terms of the artificial barriers to trade, and natural barriers to entry. The artificial barriers to trade...

International Trade

H2 Economics Only

International trade is defined as the exchange of capital, goods and services across international borders. The key concept present in this chapter lies in comparative advantage which forms the very basis of trade. In order to do well, students must know about the workings of comparative advantage and the benefits international trade brings about, together with its potential detriments.