The deceptive promise of free trade | DW Documentary MP3 VIDEO DOWNLOAD

  • Published on Jun 6, 2018

  • Global trade is a hot topic of the G7 summit in Canada. Is free trade truly free - and fair? What roles do US President Trump, economic powerhouse China, and the EU play in global trade? When it comes to global trade, it would seem that trickery, threats and deception are the order of the day - yet all this takes place largely beyond the reach of the public eye. Donald Trump has made "America First” his agenda and rallying cry. Along with aiming sharp criticism at global export champion Germany, Trump has also introduced punitive tariffs and warned of further measures. Will this fresh wave of protectionism lead to economic isolationism and threaten global free trade? And what about those for whom free trade’s promise of prosperity increasingly rings hollow? Around the world, many people have come to regard themselves as the losers of globalization. If the true winners of free trade and globalization are not ordinary citizens, has the time come to revise the liberal orthodoxy of free trade? This documentary visits Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Cameroon to explore these issues by way of some everyday examples, including the trade in onions, floor tiles, and bicycles. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: For more documentaries visit: Instagram Facebook: DW netiquette policy:
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  • DW Documentary
    DW Documentary 11 months ago

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  • tillallareoneluv
    tillallareoneluv 11 months ago

    Everybody opposes protectionism... except for themselves.

  • Niranjan Lalla
    Niranjan Lalla 10 months ago

    DW is very good. Million times better than BBC or USA news

  • Ronald Johnson
    Ronald Johnson 10 months ago

    I'm an American citizen. I love these DW broadcasts I catch on YouTube. They are very enlightening and lack the feel of propaganda. It seems to be a service I can trust. Great reporting guys.

  • Gerberger
    Gerberger 5 months ago (edited)

    You can't compete and play capitalism with a slave who sells his work for nothing. This is the weakness of capitalism. The buying of work for as low as possible and the selling of the created product (work) for as high as possible is exploitation and very harmful to society. (Communism is sadly right about that)

  • Omega Z
    Omega Z 10 months ago (edited)

    Everybody wants to get high paid job and buy cheap stuff and curse other people who are willing to work for less and make cheaper products. So many stores simple make billions of dollar by putting Chinese Products on their shelves and sell, well most money consumer paid is actually to feed the store, it is more expensive to hire a person to sell a product then get stuff made in China and ship it to your door. Who do you complain?

  • Atheus Maximus
    Atheus Maximus 11 months ago (edited)

    A lot of German factories moved to Poland where I live. They pay polish workers one third of what they do to German workers. Those companies locate their factories in so called 'economic zones' where they don't have to pay all of the taxes for some set amount of time. After 5 years or so they have to start paying all of the taxes and raise wages but instead they just move to Turkey or Romania.Then the cycle continues. That is Global Free Trade in a nutshell.

  • Manjeet Singh Mann
    Manjeet Singh Mann 7 months ago

    Wonderful video and fantastically explained in minute details,, I am extremely benefitted by the video. Thanks so much for uploading such a great video.

  • nicole rubin
    nicole rubin 1 month ago

    I prefer to purchase products from countries I know have laws and regulations that protect their workers and the environment, but most preferable is locally made products.

  • Micheline Burgett
    Micheline Burgett 1 week ago

    God bless you . Thsnk you for buying Made in America from German .

  • Ash Dixson
    Ash Dixson 11 months ago

    I'm impressed with the impartiality and quality of DW. Subscribed.

  • Kunipher Tze
    Kunipher Tze 3 months ago (edited)

    I love DW documentaries. They always give a very balanced view from all parties involved.

  • spelunkerd
    spelunkerd 10 months ago

    There are two sides to every thoughtful discussion, and good documentaries expose both sides. You have nicely shown how local food producers can sell their products for more if imports from other countries are barred from competition. Not even mentioned is the fact that consumers in that same country will end up paying more for the same food. Everybody eats food, but only a fraction of the population sell that food. So, you make everybody in the country pay more for food, to benefit a minority who want to charge more for something that can be made more efficiently elsewhere. Even worse, when a country penalizes imports, don't be surprised if other countries erect reciprocal trade barriers against your exports. So, those avocados that are more easily made in your favorable climate are slapped with extra duty when exported to other countries. In the end, everybody pays for extra taxation, both ways, and trade is stifled when consumers are barred from making their own decisions. Unfortunately, extra taxes have a way of disappearing to corruption and inefficiency rather than being reinvested wisely in a country.

  • Brian
    Brian 8 months ago

    As an African, I must commend you on being unbiased. You should also cover how the USA recently threatened Rwanda when they wanted to put tariffs on imported clothes in order to revive their local industry.

  • Chloe Lin
    Chloe Lin 6 months ago

    Powerful documentary. Thank you, DW.

  • Chris Baker
    Chris Baker 1 month ago

    We choose things based on price and quality.

  • Holly Shultz
    Holly Shultz 3 weeks ago

    There is no trick. Please, purchase what you like and enjoy. Let companies worry about the rest. When you treat companies like your favorite sport team it can lend to confusion.

    PHILIP 7 months ago (edited)

    The best solution is to remove 100% of all tariffs,

  • Rick Wankan
    Rick Wankan 8 months ago

    Excellent and it was done with looking at all sides thank you and keep up the good work...

  • Dejan Zajebancije
    Dejan Zajebancije 11 months ago