trade agreement


Definition of trade agreement

1 : an international agreement on conditions of trade in goods and services
2 : an agreement resulting from collective bargaining

Examples of trade agreement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, China has been looking for a way into Australia's other big trade agreement — the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which is an 11-country free trade pact that came into force in December 2018. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 20 Sep. 2021 On Tuesday, the Ohio Republican told reporters the United States doesn’t have a trade agreement with the European Union or the United Kingdom, which left the EU last year. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2021 The Biden administration could face an even more difficult task in reaching any trade agreement with China than the Trump administration did four years ago. New York Times, 4 Oct. 2021 For example, the idea of negotiating a digital trade agreement with partners in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere presents real opportunity. Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Since seizing power in 1959, Castro had moved steadily to break the U.S. grip on Cuban trade and, after some hesitation, had signed a trade agreement with the Soviet Union. Fredrik Logevall, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2021 The Heat became hard capped once a sign-and-trade agreement was reached with the Toronto Raptors for free-agent guard Kyle Lowry. Ira Winderman,, 3 Aug. 2021 Both China and Taiwan have put in applications to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade agreement between Pacific Rim countries pioneered by the US. Ben Westcott And Eric Cheung, CNN, 15 Oct. 2021 Trump’s China Phase One trade agreement was a failure from the get-go but no one seemed to care, even though it was widely reported that China wasn’t living up to expectations. Rick Helfenbein, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of trade agreement

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trade agreement was in 1749

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22 Nov 2021

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“Trade agreement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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