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7951: Import tariff hypocrisy (fwd)

From: Charles Arthur <charlesarthur@hotmail.com>

Keywords; 'free' trade, import tariffs, development.

According to a new study* by the United Nations Conference on Trade and 
Development and the Commonwealth Secretariat, the United States, Japan and 
Canada impose import tariffs on about 50 percent of the total value of 
exports from the LDCs (Less Developed Countries - 49 countries of the 
poorest countries in the world including Afghanistan, Haiti, Mali and 

Does anybody else see the hypocrisy of the IMF, World Bank, and USAID 
forcing Haiti to abandon its own import tariffs in the name of free trade?

* The study was released at a United Nations conference on the Least 
Developed Countries in Brussels.

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