‘Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them. ————-George Washington
There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. ——– George Washington
It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.———– George Washington
China said Thursday that several US policies supporting the American renewable energy industries violate World Trade Organization rules.
Six different measures introduced by the US government in the renewable energy sector are in breach of WTO regulations, the ministry of commerce said in a statement on its website.
The announcement came a week after a US decision to slap hefty anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar cell makers.
The US Commerce Department imposed levies of between 31 and 250 percent on Chinese producers and exporters after saying it had found they sold solar cells in the United States at artificially low prices, known as dumping.
China’s commerce ministry, which did not go into detail about which US policies it was referring to, said it had started an investigation of US practices last November at the request of local industry associations.
So, now we’re in a piss fight with China. This will likely go before a judge in some sort of arbitration. If we hadn’t joined the WTO and entered these undecipherable trade agreements, we would be unfettered to act in U.S. interest alone. Trade agreements should consist of just a few words….to wit….. “We’ll sell you our wares at the prices we determine. And, we’ll buy your wares, until we deem it unfruitful for us to do so.”