About the Book

"The Evolution of International Trade" presents a compelling exploration of international trade from its earliest stages to the present digital era. The book covers the trade practices of early humans and the impact of the Silk Road, moving on to ancient trade empires like those of the Greeks and Romans. It outlines the transformative effects of colonialism and the Age of Exploration, characterized by European expansion and the rise of mercantilism. Further, it examines the profound influence of the Industrial Revolution, the establishment of the World Trade Organization, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. The book acknowledges the significance of the Digital Age and e-commerce, underlining how technology has revolutionized international trade. It concludes with a look at future trends, focusing on the role of emerging markets, and provides a summary and implications for future trade practices and policies.