Politicians often discuss the subject of international trade, or the exchange of goods and services between countries. In this video, you'll learn a simple way to understand this concept through an easy and brief explanation. If a country is unable to make an item efficiently, they may turn to trade with a country that has different resources. Products that sold are considered exports, products that are bought are classified as imports. If a country leaves a trade agreement or imposes tariffs, this can create local jobs.