Free trade! Unfettered capitalism!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ricter, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Ricter


    Well, unless that means going head to head with superior competition...

    "U.S. Rep Rejects Call to Exclude Dairy from Trade Deal [Trans Pacific Partnership]
    (Radio New Zealand)

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has rejected calls by American lawmakers for dairy to be excluded from a free trade deal that includes New Zealand. The legislators want Mr Kirk to exclude dairy from the eight-country Trans Pacific Partnership.

    The call from the Congressional dairy farmers caucus followed a letter from 30 senators in March opposing dairy's inclusion. It claims increased imports of New Zealand dairy products will depress already-low prices and devastate the U.S. industry.

    But Mr Kirk says it is too early to exclude sectors from a possible deal and improving access to overseas markets as a result of the deal could be a boost for American farmers.

    Meanwhile, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has expressed unease at the inclusion of Canada in the Trans Pacific Partnership. Canada, which has a strong local dairy lobby, is not currently part of the talks but is believed to be pressing to join."
  2. Mav88


    This is not news, every country has trade restrictions, the WTO is a huge bureaucracy.

    For some odd reason the US seems to think it owes the world a large trade imbalance.
  3. Ricter


    True, but we're the ones telling the rest of the world that free trade and unfettered capitalism are necessarily good.