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Old 02-16-2019, 11:46 PM   #1
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Comparisons between tariffs and Import Certificate trade policies.

Comparisons between tariffs and Import Certificate trade policies:

Import Certificate policy behaves as an indirect but effective price subsidy for imported goods. Tariff policy cannot do that.
Import Certificates themselves are transferable and would be available for trade or sale in almost any type of marketplace; (e.g. through direct principals or through their agents or brokers, over desks, or cafe tables, or security and stock exchanges, or the internet). All of that with no additional government intervention.

Regardless of Import Certificate prices in global markets, the policy will significantly reduce if not eliminate USA’s chronic annual trade deficits of goods while increasing our GDP and numbers of jobs more than otherwise.
Import Certificate policy’s affects upon the costs to goods importers which indirectly but positively affect prices of imports our purchasers. The variable prices of certificates,( with absolutely no government intervention), adjust to USA's momentary trade balances and all other market conditions.

Increased effective demands for foreign imports, or reduced demand for USA exports will be reflected by increased global market prices of USA’s Import Certificates. Contrary conditions will reduce certificates’ market prices.
Certificate market prices are passed on to USA purchasers of imported goods. All of this is due to the markets with no government intervention. Should any entity foolishly attempt to manipulate the global certificate markets, it will be the markets rather than any government that will punish them.

Tariffs of sufficiently high rates may, (or may not) significantly reduce USA’s trade deficits of the specific goods they're applicable to, but they cannot assure significant reduction of USA’s total annual trade deficits.
Additionally, because finite tariffs are not sensitive to market conditions, it’s not assured that they will increase USA’s total GDP and numbers of jobs. Rather than improving our economy, tariffs of drastic rates sufficient to significantly reduce our chronic annual trade deficits of goods, but without regard for fluid market conditions, may not unlikely be of net detriment rather than benefit to our nation’s GDP.

Respectfully, Supposn
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:43 PM   #2
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Re: Comparisons between tariffs and Import Certificate trade policies.

Dude the smart version of you lives here already. Go find another rock to scurry out from under.
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