As free traders are we being taken for suckers, with the US and
Canadian government acquiescing with countries actively acting in bad
faith and trading unfairly.
This is from a newspaper article (
Here is the take away from this article...
"Hargrove said four million vehicles were shipped into North America
last year, many from countries that don't allow foreign cars to be
sold in their markets.
He took special aim at Japan for tariff and other barriers.
"One story is that if you buy an import, right away your income tax is
audited," Hargrove said, adding that inspection processes are another
way foreign vehicles are kept out of Japan."
It is bad enough that the US guarantees their security at great cost
while they build and ship cars from their countries (Japan, Korea
specifically) while undermining the North American economy by blocking
access to their markets.
Where does fair trade become part of the purchasing decision?