If you’ve been following the European economic fiasco over the last few years, you might have heard of the case where Russia is instituting a “recycling fee” which amounts to a tariff on cars imported from the EU. They’re of course not applying that to all cars which violates global trade rules under the WTO, which Russia is a member of. There are larger problems with a move like this related to labor and employment. The EU is setup under the principles of freedom of movement and freedom of labor–which means that anyone can go anywhere, do anything and work anywhere. Where products are imported and exported has a direct effect on [...]
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