Monday, June 8, 2009

Rush hour

I met someone who is connected to the Ministry of Economy and Trade. He confirmed what I had thought: the rush to join the WTO is happening with the strong encouragement of the US and Europe, and without any governmental measures to support this important move and reduce its impact on the vulnerable. And with the March 14 win and the new parliament it looks like all the legislations that will open markets and remove poverty shields are going to be enacted, especially the decrees taken by the government-before-this-one, which did not have full sectarian representation as we like them in Lebanon.

1 comment:

Razmo said...

what would it mean for us to join the WTO? Pos/Neg?