February 23, 1990 |
Mexican clothing and cloth exports to the United States could double to $1.3 billion over the next two years under a new pact that a U.S. trade official called "the most liberal agreement we've ever negotiated in textiles." The U.S.-Mexican agreement eliminates quotas on more than half of Mexican-made textiles and increases most remaining quotas by one-fourth. Mexico also will be allowed to request increases in its export limits as needed.
December 21, 1992 |
Mexican diplomats are leading the international protest against the United States' tightening of its 30-year-old embargo of Cuba, but many Mexican business executives aren't complaining about the American policy. The embargo--which bans commerce between the United States and Cuba--keeps powerful American competitors at bay while Mexican businesses strengthen their own presence in the Caribbean's largest market.
August 13, 1992 |
American companies--ranging from international giants such as Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard to a small Santa Monica waste disposal firm--have already begun determining how to capitalize on the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement. "Some companies are getting on the ball and trying to get in before the NAFTA rush begins," said Coleen Lassegard, assistant director of studies and programs at UC San Diego's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. "It's a whole new ballgame there."
May 9, 1999 |
The United States and Mexico will need smarter land use planning along their shared 2,000-mile border during the next two decades to avoid being overwhelmed by an expected population explosion, expanding trade and a stew of related environmental troubles, according to a new report by a group of U.S. and Mexican universities.
October 8, 1991 |
If a free-trade agreement between the United States and Mexico is ratified, it will bring a wealth of economic benefits to California and Mexico, including a tripling of trade between the two in the 1990s, according to a study released Monday by Bank of America. California will "gain considerably" from such an agreement primarily because Mexico will become more prosperous, the study predicted. "We are quite optimistic about the effects of a free-trade agreement," said Frederick L.
June 18, 1991 |
When Ralph Girton started a management consulting company 27 years ago to help U.S. companies set up factories along the U.S.-Mexico border, some friends told him that he would be lucky to be in business in five years. The year was 1964, and most U.S. manufacturers eager to tap cheap labor sources were turning to the Far East--to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore--to set up assembly operations.
May 16, 1988 |
Six years ago, Luis Rodriguez, his father and seven brothers grew tomatoes, squash and green peppers on a tiny, 200-acre farm near this hamlet on the Pacific, 235 miles south of San Diego. They sold most of their vegetables to domestic markets and distributors, sending only an occasional truckload north to the United States. Today, the Rodriguezes' Rancho Los Pinos vegetable farm has expanded to a whopping 3,000 acres, mostly dedicated to tomatoes.
October 12, 1996 |
The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday that it reached a tentative agreement with Mexican tomato growers to squash a bitter trade dispute. The proposed agreement will settle a controversial complaint brought by Florida tomato growers against Mexican growers that alleged the Mexicans sold their produce in the United States at below-market prices and cost the domestic industry hundreds of millions of dollars in lost sales.
April 22, 2001 |
A rally against the consequences of free trade resulted in a 20-minute standoff Saturday between rock-throwing protesters and police in riot gear at the U.S.-Mexico border, but there were no injuries or arrests, police said. A group of about 25 people identifying themselves as anarchists caused the confrontation by first taunting San Diego police and then throwing rocks and other objects.
June 4, 1994 |
When U.S. retailers took the discount membership warehouse concept to Mexico, few envisioned that the giant stores would be so successful in such a relatively short time. San Diego-based Price/Costco, which opened its first Price Club in Mexico City in 1992 and now has six outlets, says business has been so good that it plans to build six more in Mexico by the end of the year in partnership with Mexican retailer Comercial Mexicana.