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March 14, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juggling phone calls while lording over his hectic workshop, Tom Tran paused just long enough to grouse about what he fears could be the next threat to his fledgling apparel business, the proposed free trade agreement with Mexico. Imported clothes from Mexico and Asia are already choking the domestic clothes-making industry, said Tran. Now along comes this proposed agreement that would relax tariffs at the Mexican border, flooding the market with even more cheaply made togs.
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March 14, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juggling phone calls while lording over his hectic workshop, Tom Tran paused just long enough to grouse about what he fears could be the next threat to his fledgling apparel business, the proposed free trade agreement with Mexico. Imported clothes from Mexico and Asia are already choking the domestic clothes-making industry, said Tran. Now along comes this proposed agreement that would relax tariffs at the Mexican border, flooding the market with even more cheaply made togs.
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March 15, 1992 | LUCIA C. (ALEXANDRA) GARCIA, Garcia is vice president of Elan International Inc., a Newport Beach marketing and finance firm specializing in Mexico and Latin America
Why should we support NAFTA, which will impact not only Mexico and the United States, but in particular Orange County? Trade among Canada, Mexico and the United States will continue to increase with or without the agreement. We are natural trading partners. But the agreement's guidelines will give the trading partners a "comfort zone"--a sense of stability and predictability. With the security of a legal framework behind them, North American companies will be able to confidently make decisions necessary to expand production or sales.
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