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BUSINESS
July 2, 1999 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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NEWS
August 2, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH and JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1998 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2000 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 25, 1996 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1995 | Times Staff Reports
Avocado Hearing: The controversy over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to allow fresh Mexican avocados into U.S supermarkets for the first time since 1914 is sure to heat up this week when the department holds open hearings Wednesday and Thursday at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido to gather public comment.
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