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October 24, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what would be the first U.S. free-trade pact with an Arab nation, White House officials today plan to sign a sweeping accord with the kingdom of Jordan as a way to strengthen a moderate ally in the Middle East peace process. The unusual pact also is the first to address criticisms that globalization exploits workers and degrades the environment. In a precedent-setting action, it contains provisions on both issues that could serve as starting points for talks with other nations.
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October 24, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what would be the first U.S. free-trade pact with an Arab nation, White House officials today plan to sign a sweeping accord with the kingdom of Jordan as a way to strengthen a moderate ally in the Middle East peace process. The unusual pact also is the first to address criticisms that globalization exploits workers and degrades the environment. In a precedent-setting action, it contains provisions on both issues that could serve as starting points for talks with other nations.
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