Originally Posted by Methodx
The Latham version so we dont get an American style health system (for the rich)
It wasn't about that at all: infact the majority of the criticism towards the FTA lies in the harmonization (or is that harmonisation ?) of Patent laws with the United States, in particular, the issue lies with how strict a Patent can be and whether Pharmaceutical companies can place a Patent on a generic brand, eg if Panadol could place a patent on their Paracetamol pills and force Heron out of the market (as a general example).
Oh yeah, food for thought - we already see Lutz talking about moving the GTO production stateside. With all this harmonisation through compatible parts and shared archeitecture, wouldn't it be economically effective having all the cars coming from one factory ? First we'll have a US version of a Commodore, and before you know it (well, maybe 10-20 years) we could see all commodore (or falcon) production moving stateside - unless we can produce a more efficient product, better, faster and cheaper to warrant shipping costs. Worse case scenario to be sure to be true.