May 3, 1993 |
Faced with a worsening trade deficit, Mexico is showing signs of backtracking from its much-touted trade liberalization. Last month, the government slapped tariffs of up to 1,105% on Chinese goods and up to 81% on U.S. steel products. It is generally stepping up investigations of unfair trading practices and moving faster to enforce sanctions. U.S.
August 12, 1997 |
If St. Joseph's Hospital had been built just a few feet farther south, or if it had been just a little bit larger, Carlos Velez-Ibanez might have been born directly atop the U.S.-Mexico border. Not that anyone would have noticed, or cared. In 1936, the border was just a mark on the map that few paid much attention to. In some places, in fact, the locals weren't even sure where the border was.
August 10, 1999 |
Noting that most U.S. oil companies oppose the case, the Commerce Department refused Monday to investigate complaints that oil imported from Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq is unfairly priced and hurts domestic producers. The government's decision averts an inquiry sought by small U.S. oil producers that could have led to duties on almost half the crude shipped to the U.S. It sent gasoline prices soaring.
July 2, 1999 |
With headlines trumpeting an "energy war," the Mexican government Thursday retaliated against charges by some U.S. oil companies that Mexico "dumped" low-cost crude onto the American market. Mexico halted the scheduled lifting of a 4% tariff on imported natural gas, dashing hopes of California and other U.S. gas producers for newly profitable markets south of the border. The tit-for-tat was triggered by an anti-dumping complaint by several small U.S.
August 2, 2001 |
Defying President Bush's veto threat, the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require Mexican trucks to meet strict safety standards before gaining unfettered access to U.S. highways. The bill was approved by voice vote over the objection of Bush and Republican allies who said the measure would violate the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and frustrate the president's own effort to expand trade with Mexico.
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March 23, 2001 |
Mexican President Vicente Fox made good Thursday on his campaign pledge to govern his country for 118 million people--the 100 million south of the border and the 18 million of Mexican blood living in the United States.
March 21, 1998 |
Settling a costly trade dispute, U.S. apple growers have reached a compromise with Mexico that allows them to resume shipments to the growing market south of the border. Under the plan, announced Friday, Mexico will drop a stiff 101% tariff that it imposed last September, pricing U.S. Red and Golden Delicious apples out of the market. U.S. producers, in turn, will agree to charge a minimum price, thereby making it easier for Mexican apple growers to compete.
April 25, 2000 |
Arguing strongly for open trade, George W. Bush made a quick trip to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to help dedicate a new border bridge to Laredo, Texas. The Republican candidate said that as president, he would seek "fast-track" negotiating status from Congress to expand free trade in the Western Hemisphere.
January 12, 2000 |
The Mexican trucking industry called on its government Tuesday to ban U.S. trucks from entering Mexico if the United States continues to block Mexican trucks from U.S. highways in defiance of the 6-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. Under the NAFTA accord, the United States should have opened its borders Jan. 1 to Mexican trucks carrying international cargo. However, the Clinton administration has refused to allow Mexican trucks to transport cargo to U.S.
July 25, 1996 |
When Baja California officials flew to South Korea last year to lobby the electronics giant Daewoo to build a $270-million television picture tube plant in their state, an unlikely booster went along to help seal the deal: California Trade and Commerce Secretary Julie Meier Wright. Last week, Daewoo broke ground on the plant in Mexicali.