International trade is trade that takes place between two or more countries.
International trade is made more complex by exchange rate issues and political issues. Sometimes one country's government engages in subsidies for exports or tariffs for imports, hindering trade. Governments that do not pay subsidies or levy tariffs are said to have free trade policies. A country that imports more than it exports has a trade deficit.
Related Fool Articles
Recent Mentions on Fool.com
- 400 Billion Reasons to Buy Baidu Inc (ADR)
- Is It Too Late to Invest in Amazon.com Inc.?
- China Serves Up a New Airplane. Will It Eat Boeing's Lunch?
- Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. Stock Skyrockets on $13.9 Billion Acquisition Agreement
- Netflix Inc. Hits a New All-Time High: Is It Worth $56 Billion?
- Solid November Sales at Costco Wholesale Corporation