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December 28, 1990 | TONY MARCANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international "chop shop" ring that allegedly stripped down at least a dozen stolen Porsches worth more than $1 million and shipped the parts to Australia was uncovered after an investigation by Newport Beach police, authorities announced Thursday.
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July 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Clinton administration is imposing penalty tariffs on foreign lamb in an effort to protect U.S. producers threatened by imports from New Zealand and Australia. Beginning next week, a border tax of 9% will be imposed on the first 31,851 metric tons, the amount of lamb imported last year. Shipments above that will carry a 40% tariff, the White House said Wednesday.
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BUSINESS
December 7, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
Say G'day to Four 'N Twenty. The United States subsidiary of an Australian company has launched a radio campaign on Southern California airwaves to tout Aussie Snacks, a six-pack of two-ounce, Americanized microwaveable meat pies. The pies, now available in supermarket chains--including Ralphs, Vons and Albertson's--actually started appearing in frozen food cases in Denver and the Pacific Northwest two years ago.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1996 | From Reuters
The United States on Tuesday targeted four nations for investigations on charges of unfair trade practices and hailed progress with Japan to deregulate its insurance industry. Brazil, Indonesia and Australia face investigations in connection with programs that affect auto makers. Argentina is alleged to have excessively high tariffs on imported textiles, apparel and footwear. At a news conference, acting U.S.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1996 | From Reuters
The United States on Tuesday targeted four nations for investigations on charges of unfair trade practices and hailed progress with Japan to deregulate its insurance industry. Brazil, Indonesia and Australia face investigations in connection with programs that affect auto makers. Argentina is alleged to have excessively high tariffs on imported textiles, apparel and footwear. At a news conference, acting U.S.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1994
Datum Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a multiyear contract to provide digital switching equipment to Telstra Corp., Australia's government-owned telecommunications company. Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Datum Chairman Louis Horwitz said he anticipates a "multimillion-dollar deal." Initial shipments valued at $840,000 will begin late in December.
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January 2, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush today reassured Australia and apprehensive Asian allies that the end of the Cold War and U.S. withdrawal from bases in the Philippines will not leave them abandoned. "We know that our security is inextricably linked to stability across the Pacific," Bush told a special session of the Australian Parliament, "and we will not put that stability and security at risk."
BUSINESS
January 4, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Restraints on Meat Exports: Australia has agreed to a request from Washington to restrain exports of meat to the United States. John Kerin, Australia's acting minister for foreign affairs and trade, said meat exports to the United States will be restricted to 315,200 metric tons in 1993, down from an estimated 332,000 tons this year and 330,000 tons in 1991.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Qantas Links U.S. Bases to Airline Dispute: Qantas Airways has urged Australia's government to consider using the future of U.S. military bases in the country as a bargaining chip in a trade dispute over air services. The United States has threatened to cut three of Qantas' 10 Sydney-Los Angeles nonstop services in a dispute over which airlines should operate the route.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1991 | Cristina Lee, Times staff writer
Australian-American Council: A group of business people is forming an organization for Australian and American entrepreneurs next month in hopes of increasing U.S.-Australian trade. The group, Costa Mesa-based Australian American Network Council, will be Orange County's first Australian-American business organization. The council already has 30 members--two-thirds are Australian expatriates and a third are Americans, said John W. Pearce, the council's president.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1995
Rockwell International Corp. said it has been selected by the Australian government to purchase AeroSpace Technologies of Australia Ltd., a maker of aircraft components and provider of engineering services. A price will be announced when a final sale agreement is reached, probably by the end of June.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1994
Datum Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a multiyear contract to provide digital switching equipment to Telstra Corp., Australia's government-owned telecommunications company. Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Datum Chairman Louis Horwitz said he anticipates a "multimillion-dollar deal." Initial shipments valued at $840,000 will begin late in December.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
Transportation Secretary Federico Pena and Australian Minister of Trade Peter Cook reported no agreement Thursday in a trade dispute between Northwest Airlines and the Australian government. Officials from both countries will continue talks, however, they said. Northwest is seeking the reversal of an Australian requirement that it limit the number of passengers it picks up in Japan on three weekly flights linking New York, Osaka and Sydney.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Accused of Blocking Market Access: Australia accused the United States of blocking market access for a range of Australian commodities even while promoting global trade liberalization. Trade Minister Peter Cook said Australia is concerned about fair access for its sugar, beef and other agricultural goods. He said he is concerned by the recent U.S. cut of its 1993-94 sugar import quota, which will slash Australia's share of the U.S. market. Australia plans to raise the impact of U.S.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Qantas Links U.S. Bases to Airline Dispute: Qantas Airways has urged Australia's government to consider using the future of U.S. military bases in the country as a bargaining chip in a trade dispute over air services. The United States has threatened to cut three of Qantas' 10 Sydney-Los Angeles nonstop services in a dispute over which airlines should operate the route.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush today reassured Australia and apprehensive Asian allies that the end of the Cold War and U.S. withdrawal from bases in the Philippines will not leave them abandoned. "We know that our security is inextricably linked to stability across the Pacific," Bush told a special session of the Australian Parliament, "and we will not put that stability and security at risk."
BUSINESS
March 18, 1991 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. aerospace firms and other manufacturers could reap huge benefits Down Under when dramatic reductions in Australia's tariffs and quotas take effect. The United States is already Australia's largest foreign investor after the United Kingdom, and the South Pacific nation represents the 10th-largest market for U.S. goods and services--notably defense, aerospace and computer products.
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December 31, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 3:30 p.m. whistle shrieked across the desert as a grimy elevator cage rumbled up from cold darkness half a mile underground. But it was more than another shift change at one of Australia's richest and most fabled gold mines. After 98 years, the old Lake View mine was closing. "It's history," said George Malec, a miner for 35 years, dirt-blackened and blinking as he stepped into the sunlight. "Bitter? You bet I'm bitter.
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