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NEWS
May 31, 1993 | JIM MANN and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ross Perot on Sunday night stepped up his attack on the Clinton Administration for supporting the North American Free Trade Agreement, declaring in a half-hour TV commercial that the United States will lose jobs and investment to Mexico if the agreement is passed. "In order to be a world leader, we must be a manufacturing superpower," Perot said on the NBC network in a program paid for by his political organization, United We Stand, America, Inc. "The Mexican trade agreement must be stopped."
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NATIONAL
May 12, 2005 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
President Bush will pursue his top trade initiative today as he welcomes six Latin American leaders to the White House, but the trade agreement Bush seeks faces serious trouble in Congress and could be defeated by his fellow Republicans. With showdown votes just weeks away, the Central American Free Trade Agreement still lacks majority support in the Senate and the House, with a near-solid phalanx of Democrats lined up in opposition and key Republicans in open revolt.
NEWS
July 10, 1993 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton announced today that the United States and Japan have worked out a new bilateral trade agreement aimed at defining how the severe and chronic economic tensions between the two countries will be worked out. The deal was announced after Clinton said Friday that there needs to be "a new relationship" governing economic ties between the United States and Japan. U.S.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1992 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lured by Mexico's cheap labor and the prospect of relaxed trading rules resulting from a proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, many U.S. businesses are considering a run for the border. But even if the agreement is ratified, setting up operations in Mexico will remain fraught with obstacles and risks, international business experts say.
NEWS
November 13, 1988 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
With the Canadian public's mood swinging freely as if buffeted by the icy winds of late fall, voters here will pick a new government next week in an election dominated by an emotional debate over the proposed free trade agreement with the United States. Recent public opinion polls point to a dead-even race between Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his Liberal challenger, John Turner. But these same polls seem to suggest that even if Mulroney wins on Nov.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1992 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trade agreement reached over the weekend between China and the United States won't have an immediate impact on the flow of trade between the countries, experts said Sunday. China's exports to the United States will be unaffected by the pact, and U.S. companies aren't likely to step up their exports to China despite the removal of trade barriers. Exports to China will continue to be hampered by economic conditions in the United States and China, experts said.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2011 | By Alana Semuels and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times
On the eve of President Obama's expected push for American competitiveness in his State of the Union speech, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a lobbying campaign in Los Angeles to push the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Its most unusual feature: close cooperation between the business group and the White House. The trade deal, which would be the largest since NAFTA took effect in 1994, has provided the first notes of harmony between the Obama administration and the chamber, whose relationship has been strained almost since the moment Obama took office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993
I am writing in response to the Column Left (Sept. 9) by Bob Kuttner on NAFTA, which paints the trade agreement as ill-advised policy and bad politics. President Clinton supports NAFTA because he believes it will produce jobs and enhance our competitiveness in the global economy. That is the bottom line: As is now recognized by all but the pact's most subjective foes, this agreement will create more jobs here in the United States than will be lost due to competition. (In the first two years alone, it will create 200,000 jobs, significantly more than it loses.
OPINION
April 21, 2014 | By George Miller, Rosa DeLauro and Louise Slaughter
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out market access issues for agriculture and automobiles, the wisdom goes, this huge deal - in effect, a North American Free Trade Agreement on steroids - can at last be concluded. But this view obscures the many seemingly intractable problems TPP negotiators are grappling with.
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