Friday, July 16, 2004
A great day for free trade and a historic day in the relations between the United States and Australia. US Senate, by 80 votes to 16 passes the free trade agreement between our two countries. Even John Kerry finally got around to supporting the deal, after his primary season flirtation with protectionism. In Australia, alas, the Labor Party leader Mark Latham is still playing games so we're not quite there yet. But hopefully pretty soon cheap Australian imports like Chrenkoff will be available on the American market without tariff barriers.