CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 |
A U.S. church leader has called for an end to United Nations trade sanctions against Iraq, saying that they hurt civilians and leave government officials untouched. The Rev. Rodney Page of the National Council of Churches called the sanctions on Iraq unjust and inhumane, advocating that they be lifted. Page led a group of U.S. clergymen to Iraq, bringing along $100,000 in medicine and surgical supplies for hospitals.
July 22, 1988 |
President Reagan, decrying "the piracy of our intellectual property," imposed trade sanctions today on Brazil in retaliation for a lack of patent protection for American pharmaceuticals. Acting on a complaint lodged in June, 1987, by the American pharmaceutical industry, Reagan set into motion a process that will result in higher tariffs and other import curbs on an unspecified amount of Brazilian imports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990 |
Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) has introduced legislation to impose trade sanctions against Iraq, a proposal that sets the stage for a debate between Congress and the administration over U.S. relations with the Persian Gulf nation. Berman said the purpose of the bill, introduced at a time when the Bush Administration is trying to ease tensions with Iraq, is to prevent Iraq's belligerent President Saddam Hussein from obtaining the means to manufacture nuclear and chemical weapons.
October 25, 1992 |
Cuba, vowing to defend its socialism to the death, said Saturday that tighter U.S. trade sanctions against it rule out, at least for the present, any possibility of political compromise with Washington. State news agencies and newspapers poured scorn and abuse on legislation signed by President Bush on Friday that sharply tightened a 30-year-old U.S. economic embargo against the Communist-ruled island.
November 20, 1988 |
The Reagan Administration has tentatively rejected a request by Japan that the United States lift $165 million worth of trade sanctions it imposed in 1987 after it charged that Tokyo failed to comply with a semiconductor trade accord the countries had signed. The decision, which had been expected, comes after two days of discussions between mid-level negotiators from both sides. Although the White House technically still could reverse the ruling by the U.S. Trade Representative's office, U.S.
August 27, 2008 |
Brazil has asked the World Trade Organization for the right to impose as much as $4 billion in annual sanctions against American goods and services to penalize the United States for handing out illegal cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The request was filed Monday at WTO headquarters, said the trade officials, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Brazil asks that the global trade group restart a process, begun in 2005, in which Brazil sought WTO consultations with the U.S. That process was suspended while Washington was given time to bring its cotton programs into compliance with WTO rules.