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Corporation Carte Blanche: Will US-EU Trade Become Too Free?
Der Spiegel ^ | January 23, 2014 01:54 PM | Michaela Schiessl

Posted on 01/27/2014 1:08:42 AM PST by Olog-hai

Opposition to the planned new trans-Atlantic free trade agreement is growing. So far, criticism has focused on the fact that the deal seems directed exclusively at economic interests. Now fears are growing that corporations will be given too much power. […]

Some aspects to be negotiated make a lot of sense—ways of coming up with universal charger plugs for electric cars, for example. But other, more controversial issues, are also on the agenda, including whether the Americans will be allowed to sell genetically modified corn without labeling it as such in the EU. Or whether the US Food and Drug Administration will be allowed to continue its assault on raw milk cheeses, such as Roquefort from France. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cronycapitalism; eussr; freetrade; obama

1 posted on 01/27/2014 1:08:42 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t believe some on here claim Free Trade is “conservative”....when this US-EU Trade Deal is being done by Barack Hussein Obama...and he ain’t no conservative

I bet they let the EU keep putting VAT on US goods coming in...which is nothing more than a tariff on US goods. The WTO allows VAT to be used on imports

2 posted on 01/27/2014 3:02:06 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Free trade could be a good thing but it’s not what these agreements accomplish.

3 posted on 01/27/2014 4:31:02 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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