• Noun: the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services; examples: "Venice was an important center of trade with the East", "they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade"
• Noun: people who perform a particular kind of skilled work; examples: "he represented the craft of brewers", "as they say in the trade"
• Noun: an equal exchange; example: "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
• Noun: the skilled practice of a practical occupation; example: "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
• Noun: a particular instance of buying or selling; examples: "it was a package deal", "I had no further trade with him", "he's a master of the business deal"
• Noun: the business given to a commercial establishment by its customers; example: "even before noon there was a considerable patronage"
• Noun: steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; example: "they rode the trade winds going west"
• Verb: engage in the trade of; example: "he is merchandising telephone sets"
• Verb: turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase; example: "trade in an old car for a new one"
• Verb: be traded at a certain price or under certain conditions; example: "The stock traded around $20 a share"
• Verb: exchange or give (something) in exchange for
• Verb: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; examples: "She deals in gold", "The brothers sell shoes"
Trade wars aren't started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country's industries.
Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor.
The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them.
But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the present German trade policies, we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form. This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation.
The real question was, here we had this information, Bin Laden intends to strike in the United States. We knew they had struck before in 1993 at the World Trade Center in the first bombing of the trade center.
We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair.