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Study Notes

Import Protectionism Explained

A Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Protectionism represents any attempt to impose restrictions on trade in goods and services

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Ten examples of non-tariff barriers - revision video
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25 Mark Essay Example

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Key exam point:

Most students in exam questions on protectionism focus their answers on import tariffs. The best students recognise that there are many types of trade restriction and they make a clear distinction between tariff and non-tariff barriers. There are many subtle forms of trade restriction, sometimes known as “hidden protectionism” and it is a good idea to have some recent applied examples of these in your study notes ahead of your final exam.

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