Key Terms

Key Terms

absolute advantage
when one country can use fewer resources to produce a good compared to another country; when a country is more productive compared to another country
gain from trade
a country that can consume more than it can produce as a result of specialization and trade
intra-industry trade
international trade of goods within the same industry
splitting up the value chain
many of the different stages of producing a good happen in different geographic locations
taxes that governments place on imported goods
value chain
how a good is produced in stages