This 5 page paper is an extremely biased representation of the European view concerning the disputed between the European Union and the United States over goods such as Bananas, Beef, Air regulations and steel. The paper argues that the EU may have been in the wrong failing to comply with the World Trade organization rulings, but the actions taken by the US are overbearing and disproportionate as well as immoral being a greater wrong, having harsher economic and human costs than any of the EU wrongs. The paper is based on two US newspaper articles supplied by the student, but is an argumentative piece that does not needs these to be understood.
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involved. Looking at the articles supplied by the student it appears there the dispute is one that starts out with a single grievance, which is over exaggerated by the US
government due to the political alliance from commerce. The incident starts with the US objection over the way bananas form ex-colonial countries in the Caribbean have an advantage over
the American Exporters. This inequality cannot be denied, the former colonies are gaining an advantage, but the US is over estimating that advantage, even the World Trade Organisation agree with
that the cost of that advantage has been vastly overestimated by the US. There may be argued a moral issue, wit the aid given to the former colonies, the
EU man be seen as trying to support the areas which have suffered form former actions. However, the US cannot be seen as having totally altruistic motives, even though they
are citing the pursuance of free trade as their main goal. If we look at the main objector in the US to the banana situation this is the company Chiquita
who buy and export bananas from Latin America. This company is in competition with the Caribbean companies that trade with the EU and does not like being at a disadvantages.
Whilst it is understandable and even laudable for a government to support its own companies, which, after all wants to support its economy, but the aspect of motivation has
to be considered, even if the World Trade Organisation do not consider this. The former colonies in the Caribbean are in need for help, they will be disadvantaged if they
are forced to compete on a level playing field in the short term, the cost of this will be high in human terms. Many of the suppliers in the Caribbean