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June 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S., France to Tackle Movie Feud: The governments of the two nations have agreed to take a new stab at resolving their bitter dispute over film distribution and royalties in France, U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor said at the annual meeting of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The two countries also agreed to address common concerns about access to Japan, considered the main transgressor when it comes to trade.
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September 17, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patrice Vidieu, who tends 75 goats in a green and tranquil corner of France's countryside, has met the enemy of peasants like himself, and it is the McDonald's hamburger. In recent weeks, the maker of tangy goat cheese from Rocamadour and thousands of other small-scale French farmers have been giving the U.S.-based fast-food giant, symbol and agent of the invasion of Europe by American agribusiness and its techniques, a very rough time.
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BUSINESS
February 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
ITC Says Some Stainless Steel Imports Hurt U.S.: Stainless steel wire rod imports from Brazil, France and India are injuring or could injure the U.S. market, the International Trade Commission said in a preliminary ruling. The Commerce Department must now rule on whether imports from those countries are being sold on the American market at unfair prices, a practice called dumping. If the department finds dumping and the ITC rules that the imports are conclusively hurting the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S., France to Tackle Movie Feud: The governments of the two nations have agreed to take a new stab at resolving their bitter dispute over film distribution and royalties in France, U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor said at the annual meeting of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The two countries also agreed to address common concerns about access to Japan, considered the main transgressor when it comes to trade.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
In another sign of his reluctance to interfere with foreign takeovers of U.S. corporations, President Bush on Friday approved the sale of three aerospace divisions of Fairchild Industries to Matra S.A., a French space and telecommunications company. The U.S. firms, Fairchild Communications & Electronics Co., Fairchild Control Systems and Fairchild Space Co., produce hardware and software for aerospace systems and spacecraft.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Already embroiled with Washington in a trade fight over farm subsidies, France threatened the United States on Thursday with a trade war over a U.S. move to impose punitive tariffs on foreign steel. The French government accused President Clinton's new Administration of unfair trade practices, charging that Washington is trying to protect U.S. companies from competition.
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November 10, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wine producers in Burgundy, the region of France most affected by last week's Bush Administration decision to impose stiff tariffs on European white wines, reacted with bitterness and bewilderment Monday to their unwanted leading role in the fermenting trade war over farm subsidies. "For 30 years, the United States has been our best customer.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1989 | From United Press International
A French dairy products firm bought 5,000 metric tons of surplus U.S. butter for $8.1 million, or the equivalent of 73.5 cents a pound, the Agriculture Department said. The government spends $1.32 a pound to buy surplus butter as part of the U.S. dairy price support program. There are 2,204.6 pounds in a metric ton. The butter was sold to Fromageries Dischamp of Sayat, France.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1994 | From Reuters
The United States warned Paris on Monday to stop blocking its fish exports, raising fears of a tit-for-tat strike against French wine and cheese. The Clinton Administration says it has yet to decide what French products to attack if the fish standoff is not resolved, but wine and cheese were reported high on the list, and action was expected to come sooner rather than later.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
European Commission Chief Warns France: European Community President Jacques Delors, accusing France of working itself up into hysteria, said Paris could face a possible boycott of French goods if it blocked a GATT world trade agreement. But French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur said France would not sign a General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade deal unless other countries make new concessions to its demands.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could give new momentum to world trade liberalization talks, France finally gave grudging approval Tuesday to last November's trade agreement between the European Community and the United States on oil seeds. But at the same time, EC foreign ministers announced retaliatory sanctions in another long-running trade dispute with the United States, this one over government procurement contracts.
BUSINESS
January 29, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Already embroiled with Washington in a trade fight over farm subsidies, France threatened the United States on Thursday with a trade war over a U.S. move to impose punitive tariffs on foreign steel. The French government accused President Clinton's new Administration of unfair trade practices, charging that Washington is trying to protect U.S. companies from competition.
NEWS
November 27, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Militant French farmers, opposed to a U.S.-European agricultural trade agreement, have targeted Coca-Cola, McDonald's and other high-profile American companies in France as sites for their sometimes violent demonstrations. But in recent days, the besieged companies have counterattacked with an aggressive publicity campaign de-emphasizing their American roots and stressing their roles as huge consumers of French agricultural products.
NEWS
November 10, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wine producers in Burgundy, the region of France most affected by last week's Bush Administration decision to impose stiff tariffs on European white wines, reacted with bitterness and bewilderment Monday to their unwanted leading role in the fermenting trade war over farm subsidies. "For 30 years, the United States has been our best customer.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could give new momentum to world trade liberalization talks, France finally gave grudging approval Tuesday to last November's trade agreement between the European Community and the United States on oil seeds. But at the same time, EC foreign ministers announced retaliatory sanctions in another long-running trade dispute with the United States, this one over government procurement contracts.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1994 | From Reuters
The United States warned Paris on Monday to stop blocking its fish exports, raising fears of a tit-for-tat strike against French wine and cheese. The Clinton Administration says it has yet to decide what French products to attack if the fish standoff is not resolved, but wine and cheese were reported high on the list, and action was expected to come sooner rather than later.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Customs Service is investigating whether export laws were violated in a 1985 sale of lasers to Iraq by a giant French electronics firm that is trying to buy the defense business of Dallas-based LTV Corp., an agency official said Wednesday. A spokesman for Thomson, of which the French government owns 58%, denied that the sale was illegal and called such speculation "false and suspect."
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