Imagine you are an economics expert for another country that is highly protectionist

Imagine you are an economics expert for another country that is highly protectionist, with a lot of tariffs and quotas on global products. This protectionism keeps many of its major industries secure from global competition. However, the country lacks products and services that its citizens want and need.
Free trade is a system that allows countries to trade and transact without government interference (e.g., through the uses of tariffs, quotas, subsidies, etc.). An ideal trading situation is one of the free trade, because each country has comparative advantages in producing certain things. Comparative advantages make trade the most efficient production and consumption. Free trade is different from other forms, such as trade policy where the distribution of goods and services amongst trading countries are determined by prices that may or may not reflect the true nature of supply and demand. The dictionary meaning of Protectionism is “The economic policy of restricting imports from other countries through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, import quotas, and a variety of other government regulations.” The advocates claim that protectionist policies baby the producers, businesses, and workers in the country from foreign competitors, but they also reduce trade and affect consumers in general by raising the cost of imported goods, and harm the producers and workers in export sectors, both in the country implementing protectionist policies, and in the countries protected against.