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Do you think governments should consider human rights when granting

preferential trading rights to countries? What are the arguments for and

against taking such a position?


2. Whose interests should be the paramount concern of government trade

policy: the interests of producers (businesses and their employees) or

those of consumers?


3. Given the arguments relating to the new trade theory and strategic trade

policy, what kind of trade policy should business be pressuring

government to adopt?


5. Reread the Management Focus “Protecting U.S. Magnesium.” Who

gains most from the antidumping duties levied by the United States on

imports of magnesium from China and Russia? Who are the losers? Are

these duties in the best national interests of the United States?