Nombre de messages : 8252
Localisation : Canada
Opinion politique : Indépendance totale
Loisirs : Arts et Musique, Pale Ayisien
Date d'inscription : 02/03/2007
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|Sujet: The US Hope Act is not Hope for Haiti's poor masses Ven 10 Oct 2008 - 12:49|| |
"The US Hope Act is not Hope for Haiti's poor masses, it serves the world's
greedy super-rich CEOs and Haiti's monopoly families
Enriching the few at the expense of the many is not "hope."
The Hope Act "fails to impose labor standards and imposes patronizing, and burdensome conditions on the Haitian people....
(the) legislation amends the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (formerly the Caribbean Basin Initiative) that already provides for Haitian apparel to enter the U.S. duty free but on a temporary renewable basis.
The Haiti (HOPE) Act makes the current duty free agreement permanent and
subjects it to NEW ONEROUS CONDITIONS.
The HOPE legislation requires the U.S. president to certify to Congress that Haiti has established or is making progress in establishing a ‘free trade’, market-based economy that rules out subsidies, price controls and government ownership of economic assets;
that eliminates barriers to U.S. trade and investment by creating an environment conducive to foreign investment protecting intellectual property rights and resolving bilateral trade disputes.