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By EDWIN TAMARA By Edwin Tamara The Associated Press SAN DIEGO Republican presidential candidate John McCain in one of his strongest endorsements of free trade called himself "an unapologetic supporter of NAFTA," an agreement that many Americans feel has cost them jobs.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One year after labor groups vowed to punish 15 Democrats who joined Republicans in the U.S. Congress to approve a Central American free trade pact, most have easily won their party's nomination to run again.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced on Friday a new chief counsel for China trade enforcement and the creation of new office to focus on protection of intellectual property rights, actions aimed at easing concerns about trade in Congress.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could bring a World Trade Organization case against China in the next few months if Beijing does not respond to concerns the United States has raised about its protection of intellectual property rights, a U.S. official said on Wednesday Assistant U.S.
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala moved closer to implementing a stalled regional free trade deal with the United States on Thursday after its Congress approved laws Washington had cited as a prerequisite for joining the pact.
By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Twenty years after first taking office, Nobel laureate Oscar Arias was sworn in again as Costa Rica's president on Monday in a nation divided over free trade with the United States.
By John McPhaul SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Oscar Arias begins a second stint as president of Costa Rica on Monday, taking power in a nation divided over free trade with the United States and widely seen as rudderless.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Peru signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potentially tough fight in Congress unless the Bush administration offers Democrats stronger assurances that Lima will abide by international labor standards.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labor groups, which have been unable to block any free-trade agreement since President George W. Bush took office five years ago, still hope to defeat pacts this year with Oman, Peru and Colombia.
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