Much of the rhetoric that underpins arguments for "free trade" relies on the assertion that free trade agreements between nations are "win-win" arrangements. That is, it focuses on the textbook conclusion that by reducing trade barriers the total volume of goods and services available for consumption will increase and that, as a result, people in participating countries will likely benefit. In reality, free trade agreements are about winners and losers. Individual industries use their political influence to fight for or to defend their domestic or international profitability. For example, in the recently concluded negotiations of a free trade agreement between the United States and Australia, U.S. sugar farmers succeeded in convincing U.S. negotiators to defend them against increased import competition. The "win-win" rhetoric was further challenged during those same negotiations when U.S. pharmaceutical companies convinced U.S. negotiators to press hard for changes to Australian drug pricing policies that limit pharmaceutical profits.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
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By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.