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Assess the importance of international trade to the UK economy

  • Essay length: 2479 words
  • Submitted: 12/03/2007
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter
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AS and A Level UK, European & Global Economics

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**** A well structured essay that covers many of the advantages of international trade. The writer seems less than confident with comparative advantage which is the most important point however. The title uses the trigger word 'assess' and the essay introduces some evaluative points by for instance pointing out about the trade deficits.

Marked by teacher Dennis Salter 04/04/2013

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Assess the importance of international trade to the UK economy

Introduction

International trade is an essential feature of the UK economy, it is vital for the UK so that it can sustain its economics strengths and progress in an increasingly competitive global economy.

In this essay I shall examine the significance of international trade. First I shall identify how the UK economy operates on an international level. Second, I shall consider the costs and benefits of international trade, and how the UK economy has been influenced by international trade and the consequences of an increasingly globalised economy.

As we shall see, international trade has been vital for the UK economy to develop throughout the colonial period, and the post war period. The issue of globalisation has created clear economic uncertainty and the evident understanding that the UK economy is susceptible to effects that are clearly outside its realm of influence.

Introduction to International Trade

International Trade can be phrased as "the exchange of goods and services across international borders (Wikipeda.com). In most countries, it represents a significant share of GDP.

The significance of international trade varies within each economy.

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MbT essay summary

**** A well structured essay that covers many of the advantages of international trade. The writer seems less than confident with comparative advantage which is the most important point however. The title uses the trigger word 'assess' and the essay introduces some evaluative points by for instance pointing out about the trade deficits.

Marked by teacher Dennis Salter 04/04/2013

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