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senate sanctions bill & GATT (r)
Actually, Burma is a signatory to GATT.
>From: David Wolfberg <freebrma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>GATT is a way for corporations to use governments against each other to
>achieve the lowest common denominator (cheapest production, maximum profit)
>by defining as "illegal trade barriers" such things as environmental and
>endangered species protections. Labor also hates GATT.
>I had thought that the sanctions bill doesn't just impact U.S. companies but
>would also bar any Burma-made products (from any company) from being sold on
>U.S. soil. In the case of any business with Burma, though, it really
>doesn't matter because SLORC hasn't signed the thing.
>Los Angeles Campaign for a Free Burma/
>L.A. Rainforest Action Project
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