trade agreement

noun

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 If that happens, the U.S. might persuade Mexico to renegotiate trade agreements, institute a ban on vehicles made by Chinese companies, or find another approach to box China out. Camila Domonoske, NPR, 14 May 2024 Existing agricultural trade agreements do not prevent the use of export restrictions as coercive tools. Zach Helder, Foreign Affairs, 22 Mar. 2024 During the later decades of the last century, economic free-fall and repression crippled much of the region, some of it instigated by the C.I.A., with trade agreements like NAFTA decimating many small, rural businesses, then globalization wreaking further havoc. Michael Kimmelman Clement Pascal, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 And instead of starting a trade war with China, Washington could create mutually beneficial trade agreements that benefit workers in both countries—not just multinational corporations. Bernie Sanders, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for trade agreement 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Trade agreement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trade%20agreement. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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