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

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While giving a press conference in the White House Rose Garden to discuss the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, Trump, answering questions from reporters, called upon Vega. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Donald Trump Just Told White House Reporter Cecilia Vega She 'Never' Thinks," 1 Oct. 2018 When asked whether trade agreements are good or bad for the country, voters are increasingly divided by party. Benjamin Toff, Washington Post, "How worried are you about an impending trade war? That might depend on what your fellow party members think," 12 July 2018 Lacking cap space this summer, the only means for the Heat to acquire George would be a sign-and-trade agreement with the Thunder. Ira Winderman,, "Paul George seeks NBA free-agency advice from Dwyane Wade," 28 June 2018 In the last year, a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union went into force, and remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed a trade pact, as did the European Union and Japan. New York Times, "Trump Upends Global Trade Order Built by U.S.," 10 June 2018 Representative George Holding of North Carolina, a Republican member of the Ways and Means committee which oversees trade policy, has told the president that a trade agreement with Britain should be a priority in his first term. The Economist, "The promised post-Brexit trade deal with America may never materialise," 5 Apr. 2018 Under such a scenario, James could then have worked out a trade to another team without the complexities of the type of sign-and-trade agreement that now will be required after Sunday's start of NBA free agency. Ira Winderman,, "LeBron James opts out of Cavs deal, seemingly eliminating Heat chances," 29 June 2018 The free-trade agreement and other U.S. incentives have nurtured Colombia’s role in this process, Avianca Cargo’s Osorio said, but perhaps nothing has been as important as the American appetite for affordable roses. Damian Paletta, The Seattle Times, "Thank Colombia for the roses you get or give on Valentine’s Day," 11 Feb. 2018 For instance, with the negotiations with Korea regarding the Korea-U.S. free-trade agreement. Fox News, "Trump escalates trade war tensions with tariff threat," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of trade agreement

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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