August 30, 1994 |
Petoseed Co., Saticoy-based producer of hybrid seeds, is harvesting increased business in Mexico because of an improving Mexican economy and because of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA has eliminated tariff costs and much of the red tape previously involved in dealing with Mexico, said Jay Hulbert, Petoseed's North American sales director. "There's a huge demand among Mexican consumers for quality tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, onions and other produce," Hulbert said.
November 2, 1993 |
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), the influential chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Monday he would vote against the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement and urged it be renegotiated. Dingell said he supports the concept of NAFTA to create a free trade zone between Canada, Mexico and the United States but thought the pending treaty had too many flaws on issues such as the environment and labor laws.
April 30, 2004 |
The U.S. may have to drop 27% duties on Canadian lumber shipments worth $5.5 billion a year after a trade tribunal said there wasn't enough evidence to support the penalty. The U.S. International Trade Commission's finding that tariffs are needed because Canadian imports push down prices "is not supported by substantial evidence," a panel of five adjudicators of the North American Free Trade Agreement ruled. The U.S. has 21 days to redo its figures or end the duties.
August 14, 2003 |
An international trade panel rejected Canada's claim that the United States had no basis to impose tariffs on softwood lumber used to build homes but said the duties might be too high. The panel of three American and two Canadian judges, set up under the North American Free Trade Agreement to deal with trade disputes, upheld U.S. claims that Canada subsidizes its timber industry and therefore is subject to tariffs.
September 19, 1994 |
NAFTA Outreach Meeting: The Border Environment Cooperation Commission will hold a community outreach meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Imperial Irrigation District auditorium in El Centro. The BECC was set up as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement to monitor the impact of the trade agreement on the environment and regional infrastructure in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The newly created 10-member panel consisting of five U.S.