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Basically, the US doesn't want an fair, open, transparent international trade system.

But it didn't mind international rules as long as they were the right rules. My impression of the Doha round is that once the south got their cooperation going the old model broke down. Once it was no longer EU, Japan and USA negotiating for real and everyone else getting stuck with ratification - or else! - the differences were insurmountable.


I suppose that most of world trade will be regulated by these two treaties.

I think I saw it stated in the leaked document from TTIP that one purpose is to create global rules by covering a large enough area that the rest of the world has to simple adopt its rules.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jan 15th, 2014 at 08:49:19 AM EST
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