Feb 29, 2008

Australia Getting Cold Feet On Free Trade With China

While New Zealand moves towards signature of its FTA with China, Australia might eb moving in the opposite direction. Trade Minister Simon Crean is reviewing the negotiation.

The Hive wonders whether this is really about concern at the quality of the potential deal. The FTA will be a difficult sell to some areas of Australian industry - and who is Industry Minister? None other than Kim Il-Carr (described to us today as probably the most left wing Minister ever in Australia's history).