Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Some innocent questions about trade in Lebanon

In an open letter to Minister of Economy and Trade Sami Haddad, Fadi Abboud, the head of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (by no means a lefty opposition figure) asks:

"Why dont you implement the anti dumping law? Why do you not treat the industry the way you treat commerce? Why be more royalist than the king? Why liberate trade beyond WTO requirements? Why break WTO rules when it comes to favoring trade and commerce? Why allow monopolies and exclusive agencies? Why protect ONLY A FEW LUCKY INDUSTRIALISTS?"

The answer my friend may be blowing in the wind, but you'll also find it in reviewing some of the posts on this blog, especially those that have to do with the declarations of our esteemed Minister of Free Trade regarding...free trade and hell.

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