December 8, 1995 |
U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor held out little hope Thursday that an agreement can be completed to bring Chile into the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1996. The key obstacle, Kantor said, is the difficulty of gaining from the U.S. Congress the crucial negotiating authority needed to expand the agreement with Mexico and Canada to include Chile.
April 7, 1995
Fluor Daniel Inc., a subsidiary of Fluor Corp. in Irvine, said Thursday that it has been awarded a $97-million contract to design and build a gold heap leach facility in Santiago, Chile. Fluor Daniel's office in Santiago will provide project management services for the engineering, design, procurement and construction. The project is scheduled for completion in early 1996 and is expected to produce 233,000 ounces of gold per year.
December 31, 1994 |
The case of the "poisoned grapes" once again has Chileans bursting with pent-up wrath: Newly revealed evidence supports Chilean arguments that a 1989 poison scare, which resulted in a costly U.S. ban on Chilean fruit, was triggered by a hoax. In March, 1989, an anonymous caller told the U.S. Embassy in Santiago that Chilean fruit shipped to the United States had been poisoned.
December 10, 1993 |
After NAFTA it's our turn, Chileans insist. After Mexico, no Latin American country has campaigned harder than Chile for a free-trade pact with the United States. And now that the U.S. Congress has approved the inclusion of Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement, Chile is champing at the bit. Some advocates of an agreement with Chile argue that it should have been signed even before NAFTA.
August 27, 1992 |
Chile Wants In on Free Trade Zone: U.S. Trade Representative Carla Anderson Hills said the Administration could take the first steps toward bringing Chile into the new North American Free Trade Agreement by the end of the year. But she said that even with such a quick effort to expand the pact reached by the United States, Canada and Mexico on Aug. 12, it might be two years before negotiations were completed and Chile added to the trade zone.
May 10, 1992 |
President Patricio Aylwin says his No. 1 goal on a visit to the United States this week will be to get negotiations started as soon as possible for a U.S.-Chilean free-trade accord. Aylwin starts his visit today in Los Angeles. He will also make stops in San Diego and Dallas before arriving Tuesday evening in Washington.