Argument: Free trade encourages production where environmentally friendly
- "The argument for free trade". BBC. February 12, 2003 - "Good for the environment
- Free trade also enables production to occur in places where it is most environmentally appropriate.
- Indian tea pickers Restrictions on trade damage poor people most For similar reasons, most aluminium is produced in places where there is abundant hydroelectric power, which is less resource intensive than gas or coal.
- Thus the gains from trade are environmental as well as economic."