13 November 2003

Howard attacks trade restrictions

Speaking to Australian and British business leaders at an investment breakfast in London overnight, John Howard said Australia's already strong trading performance would be significantly improved if the EU was forced to lower tariffs.

Mr Howard said Australia's trading relationship with Britain was growing strongly despite the 'unacceptably restrictive practices of the European Union'.

'Just think what we could achieve if the mandarins of Brussels had a more accommodating view,' he said.

Mr Howard said the US was in the best position to apply pressure on the EU. However, the recent failure of the World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun to make any ground on the issue did not give him any confidence that a breakthrough was imminent.

I'm confused. The US is on the edge of a trade war with the EU. Perhaps the Ever-Victorious Prime Minister believes that Bush will abandon his steel tariffs in return for the EU lowering its agricultural protection?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would gold für wow cultivate courage.buy wow gold “Nothing is so mild wow gold cheap and gentle as courage, nothing so cruel and pitiless as cowardice,” syas a wise author. We too often borrow trouble, and anticipate that may never appear.”wow gold kaufen The fear of ill exceeds the ill we fear.” Dangers will arise in any career, but presence of mind will often conquer the worst of them. Be prepared for any fate, and there is no harm to be freared. If I were a boy again, I would look on the cheerful side. life is very much like a mirror:sell wow gold if you smile upon it,maple mesos I smiles back upon you; but if you frown and look doubtful on it,cheap maplestory mesos you will get a similar look in return. Inner sunshine warms not only the heart of the owner,world of warcraft power leveling but of all that come in contact with it. “ who shuts love out ,in turn shall be shut out from love.” If I were a boy again, I would school myself to say no more often.billig wow gold I might cheap mesos write pages maple meso on the importance of learning very early in life to gain that point where a young boy can stand erect, and decline doing an unworthy act because it is unworthy.wow powerleveling If I were a boy again, I would demand of myself more courtesy towards my companions and friends,wow leveling and indeed towards strangers as well.Maple Story Account The smallest courtesies along the rough roads of life are wow powerleveln like the little birds that sing to us all winter long, and make that season of ice and snow more endurable. Finally,maple story powerleveling instead of trying hard to be happy,archlord online gold as if that were the sole purpose of life, I would , if I were a boy again, I would still try harder to make others happy.