Legal Definition and Related Resources of Zollverein

Meaning of Zollverein

A union of German states for uniformity of customs, established in 1819. It continued until the unification of the German empire, including Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Baden, HasseCassel, Brunswick, and Mecklenburg- Strelitz, and all intermediate principalities. It has now been superseded by the German empire; and the federal council of the empire has taken the place of that of the ZoU Verein. Wharton.


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Zollverein in Global Commerce Policy

In this regard, zollverein is: (in german, means customs union). The entries on trade policy are here. Established under Prussian leadership in 1834 through the unification of several local customs unions. The entries on trade policy are here. Its growth continued through the adhesion of other German states until 1871 when it was subsumed in the newly formed German Empire. The Zollverein is given credit for much of Germany’s economic progress in the first half of the nineteenth century. However, as its early years coincided with the industrial revolution in Germany, its exact contribution to economic development, though clearly substantial, is difficult to assess. See also customs union.[1]

Zollvereinin the wold Encyclopedia

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  1. Dictionary of Trade Policy, “Zollverein” entry (OAS)

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