Almotamar.net - The Yemeni parliament approved on Monday a law on protection of the national production against harmful practices in international trade. The law which was presented by the government and studied by the parliamentary trade committee aims at protecting the Yemeni economy.
It aims to guarantee building new local industries and developing and increasing the existing products. This is done through taking measures against policies of dumping the Yemeni market with cheep goods from abroad in addition to support for some industries.
The law is applied to all foreign goods imported into Yemen, whether industrial, agricultural or fish with observation of the international agreements which the country joins.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.