May 31, 1993 |
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."
May 12, 2005 |
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.
July 10, 1993 |
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.
August 16, 1992 |
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.
November 13, 1988 |
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.
October 12, 1992 |
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.
January 24, 2011 |
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.
June 27, 2013 |
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador on Thursday announced it was withdrawing from a 2-decade-old trade pact with the United States, saying the agreement left the South American nation vulnerable to “blackmail” as U.S. officials seek the return of fugitive Edward Snowden. The trade agreement was already at risk of not being renewed by the U.S. Congress before Ecuador began weighing whether to grant asylum to Snowden, the former contract worker for the National Security Agency who recently revealed extensive U.S. tracking of telephone communications and then fled from Hawaii to Hong Kong.
June 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and the European Union will begin talks next month on an ambitious free-trade deal between the two rich regions that exchanged more than $645 billion in goods last year. But the announcement, made Monday ahead of the Group of 8 summit in Northern Ireland, came against a backdrop of contention over French insistence that subsidized domestic movies remain protected as well as questions about U.S. government surveillance programs. President Obama, standing alongside EU leaders and the United Kingdom's prime minister, David Cameron, nonetheless hailed the proposed trans-Atlantic trade agreement as a "potentially groundbreaking partnership" that would deepen ties between two areas that account for about 45% of the global economy.
September 17, 2013 |
Recently installed U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said trade opportunities with Mexico will expand as economic and security conditions improve in America's southern neighbor. Pritzker is headed to Mexico for her first official trade mission Nov. 18. The trip will focus on key industries such as advanced manufacturing and health information technology, she told The Times in a brief interview Tuesday after delivering a keynote address at the U.S. Saudi Business Opportunities Forum in downtown Los Angeles.