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It's especially critical for emerging market countries. Many of them are smaller in size, making them less competitive.
The Most Favored Nation Status confers the best trading terms a nation can get from a trading partner. Developing countries benefit the most from this trading status. The second benefit is that it increases trade for every participant. Their companies enjoy low tariffs. That makes their exports cheaper. The third benefit is it standardizes commerce regulations for all the trade partners. Companies save legal costs since they follow the same rules for each country.
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The fourth benefit is that countries can negotiate trade deals with more than one country at a time. Trade agreements undergo a detailed approval process.
Most countries would prefer to get one agreement ratified covering many countries at once. The fifth benefit applies to emerging markets. Bilateral trade agreements tend to favor the country with the best economy.
That puts the weaker nation at a disadvantage. But making emerging markets stronger helps the developed economy over time. As those emerging markets become developed, their middle class population increases. That creates new affluent customers for everyone. The biggest disadvantage of multilateral agreements is that they are complex. That makes them difficult and time consuming to negotiate. Sometimes the length of negotiation means it won't take place at all.
Second, the details of the negotiations are particular to trade and business practices. The public often misunderstands them. As a result, they receive lots of press, controversy, and protests. The third disadvantage is common to any trade agreement.
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Some companies and regions of the country suffer when trade borders disappear. The fourth disadvantage falls on a country's small businesses. A multilateral agreement gives a competitive advantage to giant multi-nationals. They are already familiar with operating in a global environment.