[Linux-aus] FTA with China

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Dec 21 11:58:02 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 15 December 2004 21:43, Craig Warner wrote:
>     * the potential for improved cooperation in areas such as
>       competition policy and practices and intellectual property

Where "improved" isn't cast from the consumer's viewpoint, one suspects.

> He shows AUSFTA’s intellectual property
> ‘harmonisation’ provisions are identical to proposals the US failed
> to get approved within the framework of the World Intellectual
> Property Organisation because of their bias towards US interests.

> So now what I can say is that US is picking and using regional
> countries like Australia, Singapore, Chile, Israel, Jordan, Morocco
> and Panama one by one and slowly but surely getting it's own way by
> these funny FTA's to enforce it's framework in the WITO.

> I hope my theory is wrong.

I don't think so. I rings of CIA practices in Cold War days.

Cheers; Leon

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