Promote free trade


Develop strategies for the promotion of free trade, open competition between businesses for the development of economic growth, in order to gain support for free trade and competition regulation policies.

Alternative labels

advocate free trade
advocate tariff less trading
encourage tariff less trading
boost tariff less trading
stimulate tariff less trading
stimulate free trade
boost free trade
encourage free trade

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Promote free trade is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Competition policy officer: Competition policy officers manage the development of regional and national competition policies and law, in order to regulate competition and competitive practices, to encourage open and transparent trade practices and to protect consumers and businesses.
Trade development officer: Trade development officers develop and implement trade policies both internally and in international import and export relations. They analyse the domestic and foreign markets in order to promote and establish business operations, and ensure trade proceedings are compliant with legislation and businesses are protected from distortions.

Optional skill

Promote free trade is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Policy officer: Policy officers research, analyse and develop policies in various public sectors, and shape and implement these policies to improve the existing regulation around the sector. They evaluate effects of existing policies and report findings to the government and members of the public. Policy officers work closely with partners, external organisations or other stakeholders and provide them with regular updates.
Special-interest groups’ official: Special-interest groups’ officials represent and act on behalf of special-interest groups such as trade unions, employer organisations, trade and industry associations, sports associations and humanitarian organisations. They develop policies and ensure their implementation. Special-interest groups’ officials speak for their members in negotiations about topics such as working conditions and safety.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022