India wants to prevent US ban on outsourcing:- – World News – Webindia123.com — This is hilarious. I wonder how far they think they’d get with this BS. This would create an amazing backlash if the US media bothered covering it. I guess Lou Dobbs will be the only one, as usual.
India wants a new world trade pact that would prevent the United States and other countries from taking steps to ban companies from outsourcing jobs, said Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath.
Proposals in the U.S. Congress in recent years to ban outsourcing have sent off “alarm bells” in New Delhi, Kamal Nath, on a visit to the US, said in Washington today.
To prevent those from becoming law, India wants the United States, which is India’s largest client of BPO jobs, not to pursue legislation preventing companies to move jobs overseas.
Link found on the Job Destruction Newsletter where Rob Sanchez adds his comments below:
India has formally filed a complaint with the WTO to stop all U.S. legislation to limit outsourcing. They have also asked for more market access for foreign temporary workers. It’s not clear whether a deal has been made to India’s satisfaction because the WTO is being secretive about what is transpiring.
So far the U.S. probably hasn’t actually given the Indians what they want, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. trade representative isn’t willing to make a deal with them. It appears that the United States is willing to make major concessions to India as long as they allow our banks and financial institutions to set up shop in India. Whatever is decided you can bet that American workers will not have a voice and whatever agreement is made will be made in the best interests of the multi-national corporations that run the WTO.