September 19, 1993 |
The notice still taped to the glass front door of the sprawling sugar beet processing plant is blunt: "Effective Friday, Oct. 30, 1992 . . . applications for employment will no longer be accepted." It is last year's sign, posted after the plant--across the Red River of the North from this sleepy farm town--had completed hiring for the "fall campaign," when mounds of sugar beets the size of bloated softballs are cleaned, sliced, boiled and crystallized into processed sugar.
September 13, 1993 |
President Clinton and his advisers, aware that their efforts to sell the three-way trade agreement with Mexico and Canada have fallen short, are cranking up a sales strategy intended to transform a potential trade policy clunker into a sleek vehicle of economic renewal. It will be no small chore.
September 10, 1993 |
Everybody's talking about the North American Free Trade Agreement, but is there as much activity as it seems? A recent survey by Western International Media in Newport Beach turned up only one Orange County ad agency that is planning to advertise in Mexico in the next year. Letters were mailed to 48 agencies, but only one responded, said John Vrba, senior vice president of Western's Newport Beach office.
August 14, 1993 |
The agreement late Thursday on crucial side deals for the North American Free Trade Agreement offers new hope for supporters of the pact, which would create the world's largest free-trade zone. Here is a look at the significance of the side deals and where NAFTA goes from here: * Q: What is the importance of the agreements announced Friday?
August 14, 1993 |
In a breakthrough that could clear the way for ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement this fall, the United States, Mexico and Canada on Friday announced completion of contentious side pacts designed to preserve the environment and protect worker rights.
August 13, 1993 |
The United States, Mexico and Canada reached agreement Thursday night on an enforcement plan for the North American Free Trade Agreement, clearing the way for President Clinton to seek congressional approval of the pact this fall, Administration officials said. The officials declined to give details, but apparently daylong telephone negotiations between Washington, Mexico City and Ottawa resolved the impasse over U.S.