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April 15, 2000 | From Reuters
The White House on Friday backed a congressional compromise that would extend new trade privileges to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, saying it would give an economic boost to the world's poorest nations. "This bill is a solid compromise effort that will create a framework for expanding economic growth and opportunity in both regions," U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
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May 5, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House passed legislation Thursday easing trade barriers for impoverished nations in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, a vote some advocates cheered as a favorable prelude to congressional action on the pending China trade bill. The passage, by a 309 to 110 margin, culminated months of negotiations to iron out differences between competing bills passed last year by the House and the Senate.
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BUSINESS
November 4, 1999 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate gave broad bipartisan approval Wednesday to a bill to lower trade barriers for two dozen developing nations of Central America and the Caribbean that have long pressed to join North America's lucrative free-trade zone. The 76-19 vote could lead to enactment of the few pieces of significant trade legislation since Congress approved U.S. participation in the World Trade Organization in 1994.
NEWS
April 15, 2000 | From Reuters
The White House on Friday backed a congressional compromise that would extend new trade privileges to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, saying it would give an economic boost to the world's poorest nations. "This bill is a solid compromise effort that will create a framework for expanding economic growth and opportunity in both regions," U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House passed legislation Thursday easing trade barriers for impoverished nations in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, a vote some advocates cheered as a favorable prelude to congressional action on the pending China trade bill. The passage, by a 309 to 110 margin, culminated months of negotiations to iron out differences between competing bills passed last year by the House and the Senate.
NEWS
May 11, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton met Saturday with 15 Caribbean leaders in the first summit of its kind and agreed to work toward closer relations in trade and better cooperation in anti-drug efforts. Addressing a news conference on a sunny lawn, Clinton stressed to his "fellow Caribbean leaders" that as the United States works to create a free-trade zone throughout the hemisphere, he intends to ensure that the changes are fair to their countries.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1999 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate gave broad bipartisan approval Wednesday to a bill to lower trade barriers for two dozen developing nations of Central America and the Caribbean that have long pressed to join North America's lucrative free-trade zone. The 76-19 vote could lead to enactment of the few pieces of significant trade legislation since Congress approved U.S. participation in the World Trade Organization in 1994.
NEWS
May 11, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton met Saturday with 15 Caribbean leaders in the first summit of its kind and agreed to work toward closer relations in trade and better cooperation in anti-drug efforts. Addressing a news conference on a sunny lawn, Clinton stressed to his "fellow Caribbean leaders" that as the United States works to create a free-trade zone throughout the hemisphere, he intends to ensure that the changes are fair to their countries.
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