Call For Steel Tariffs Show US Free Trade A Mirage
Tuesday, 11 December 2001, 11:33 am Press Release: Green Party
Green Co-leader Rod Donald today said calls for import
tariffs on steel by the US International Trade Commission
showed that a free trade deal with the United States was a
"Time and again the United States does whatever it
needs to protect its own industries - whether those
industries be lamb or steel - while still encouraging the
rest of the world to shed their tariffs and open their
borders," said Mr Donald.
"Trade Minister Jim Sutton
should get real.
"Instead of chasing a free trade
nirvana, we should be focusing on making the New Zealand
economy more self reliant through the encouragement of
import substitution which creates jobs, reduces the trade
deficit and makes sense as the global economy slows
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