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October 1, 1993 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breaking with his longtime labor allies, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) gave a boost Thursday to the Clinton Administration's uphill effort to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement by endorsing the controversial pact. Berman, who had been heavily lobbied by both sides, rejected labor leaders' contention that phasing out trade barriers between the United States, Mexico and Canada over 10 years would send jobs flooding to Mexico.
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NEWS
October 1, 1993 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks after President Clinton began a public push for the three-way trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada, the public is deeply split on the issue, according to a Times Mirror poll released Thursday. Among those paying closest attention to the debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, both support and opposition fell slightly, while indecision over the agreement mounted.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1993 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The surprising thing about the opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement is that it's so blatantly false--the Big Lie technique is being used, as former President Carter put it last week, "by a demagogue who is preying on the fears and the uncertainties of the American public."
BUSINESS
September 19, 1993 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 13, 1993 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1993 | PATRICK LEE and JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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?
NEWS
August 14, 1993 | JUBE SHIVER Jr. and GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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