International organizations like the WTO really have no influence at all in the U.S. Their rulings are obeyed when we want to obey them, and ignored when we want to ignore them.
See "Canadian softwood lumber dispute" as a perfect example of the latter -- in which various trade bodies (NAFTA panel, WTO, etc.) ruled against the U.S. with boring regularity over a period of five years, yet the U.S. still kept the tariff on Canadian lumber in place until it eventually (earlier this year) prevailed upon the Canadian government to sign a softwood lumber trade agreement that was heavily in our favor.
posted on 12/03/2006 8:46:02 AM PST
by Alberta's Child
(Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
To: Alberta's Child
International organizations like the WTO really have no influence at all in the U.S
This is an outright lie.
posted on 12/03/2006 10:27:53 AM PST
(I'm a millionaire thanks to the WTO and "free trade" system--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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