Economy of North America

Nafta costs exporters US$14b

The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) last year 'cost' regional textile exporters nearly US$14 billion in lost exports, a study compiled for United States President Bill Clinton has found.

Thursday, 31 July, 1997, 12:00am

When dinosaurs ruled

WHAT shall we call it? The year of flood and fire? Of barely-passed trade pacts and unholy sex acts? The year of the dinosaur? Perhaps we should simply dub it annus manupistolis, the year of the hand gun.

1 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Clinton fights for free trade

VIEWED from Hong Kong, the political battle in the United States over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seems remote and trivial. It ranks well behind the troubles in trade relations between the US and Japan or the difficult diplomatic-trade links between the US and China.

16 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Open policy turns tide

MEXICO is fully behind the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Consul General Agustin Gutierrez Canet said.

It would ratify NAFTA immediately after the United States cleared a legislative impasse and approved the treaty, he said.

16 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Mexico 'threat to Asia as cheap US factory base'

THE North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) might make Mexico more attractive than Asia as a cheap overseas manufacturing base for some United States manufacturers, air cargo industry leaders were warned in Hongkong yesterday.

But there is doubt about whether Mexico will have the necessary infrastructure to cope with predicted increased air and land transport demands.

4 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Finding facts in Mexico

A 20-MEMBER fact-finding mission leaves for Mexico next week, following the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico.

The mission, jointly organised by the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce and the Trade Development Council, will target the toy, garments and textiles, and watch industries.

19 Jan 1993 - 12:00am