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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

NAFTA Daily Reports, 1991-1996

Other Documents

The Benson Latin American Collection

Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, 1991-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mexico-U.S. Business Committee
Title Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee
Dates: 1991-1996
Abstract Press clippings, industry testimony, and government policy advisory reports from the United States document the development and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the years 1991-1996.
Accession No. 2004-42
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 14.5 linear feet
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Robert E. Herzstein is senior partner at the law firm of Miller & Chevalier in Washington, DC. He was lead counsel to Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations and served as Under Secretary for International Trade in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Herzstein has served as a director of the Council of the Americas, on the executive board of the American Society of International Law, and as chairman of the International Law Institute and the International Human Rights Law Group. He is a graduate of the Harvard School of Law, and was a partner with the law firms of Arnold & Porter and Shearman & Sterling.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee (1991-1996) are arranged in two series: NAFTA Daily Reports, and Other Documents. The first series,   NAFTA Daily Reports, are press clippings that were collected each day for use of the team working on negotiation and building political support for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)[in Spanish, the Tradado de Libre Comercio para América del Norte (TLCAN)]. The clippings are primarily from U.S. media outlets, and fairly comprehensively cover printed newspapers and magazines mentioning any aspect of the NAFTA during the years when the political debate about it was the most intense.

The second series,   Other Documents, include "Summaries of Testimony Submitted to USTR for NAFTA Hearings" (1991) prepared by Herzstein's law firm Shearman & Sterling, as well as a set of "NAFTA Notification Documents" (1992) and various other publications. The "Summaries of Testimony" are reports and written statements from a wide variety of businesses and business groups from the hearings and investigations conducted in the U.S. into the potential effects of the NAFTA on U.S. industries. These investigations were conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The "NAFTA Notification Documents" include reports from various Policy Advisory Committees on Trade for NAFTA.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Herzstein, Robert--Archives
Mexico-U.S. Business Committee--Archives
Free trade--North America
United States--Commercial treaties
Mexico--Commercial treaties
Herzstein, Robert

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Robert E. Herzstein Records of the Mexico-U.S. Business Committee, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

NAFTA Daily Reports, 1991-1996

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1 1991:
1 January
2 February
3 March
4 April
5 May 2-10
6 May 13-17
7 May 20-24
8 May 27-31
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2 1 June 3-7
2 June 10-14
3 June 17-21
4 June 24-28
5 July 1-3
6 July 8-12
7 July 15-19
8 July 22-26
9 July 29 - August 2
10 August 5-9
11 August 12-16
12 August 19-23
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3 1 August 26-30
2 September 2-6
3 September 9-13
4 September 15-20
5 September 23-30
6 October 1-4
7 October 7-11
8 October 14-18
9 October 22-31
10 November 1-13
11 November 18-27
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4 1 December 2-6
2 December 9-13
3 December 16-20
4 December 23-31
1992:
5 January 2-10
6 January 13-24
7 January 27-31
8 February 3-7
9 February 11-14
10 February 18-21
11 February 24-28
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5 1 March 2-6
2 March 9-13
3 March 16-20
4 March 23-31
5 April 1-16
6 April 20-24
7 April 27-30
8 May 1-15
9 May 18-29
10 June 1-12
11 June 15-19
12 June 22-30
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6 1 July 1-10
2 July 13-17
3 Mexican Clippings, c. July 15
4 July 20-24
5 July 27-31
6 August 3-7
7 August 10-14
8 August 17-21
9 August 24-31
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7 1 September 1-11
2 September 14-18
3 September 21-25
4 September 28-30
5 October 1-9
6 October 12-16
7 October 19-23
8 October 26-30
9 November 2-6
10 November 9-13
11 November 16-20
12 U.S.-Mexico Environmental Issues, November
13 November 23-30
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8 1 December 1-11
2 December 14-18
3 December 21-30
1993:
4 January 4-14
5 January 18-22
6 January 25-29
7 February 1-5
8 February 8-12
9 February 16-19
10 February 22-26
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9 1 March 1-5
2 March 8-12
3 March 15-19
4 March 22-26
5 March 29-31
6 April 1-9
7 April 12-16
box folder
10 1 April 19-23
2 April 26-30
3 May 3-7
4 May 10-14
5 May 18-28
6 June 1-4
7 June 7-11
8 June 14-18
box folder
11 1 June 21-25
2 June 28-30
3 July 2-8
4 July 12-16
5 July 19-23
6 July 26-30
7 August 2-6
8 August 9-13
9 August 17-20
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12 1 August 24-27
2 August 30-31
3 September 1-5
4 September 7-10
5 September 13-15
6 September 16-24
7 September 27-30
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13 1 October 1-3
2 October 4-8
3 October 11-13
4 October 14-15
5 October 16-19
6 October 20-22
7 October 24-27
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14 1 October 28-31
2 November 1-2
3 November 3-6
4 November 7
5 November 8
6 November 9
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15 1 November 10
2 November 11
3 November 12-13
4 November 14
5 November 15
6 November 16
7 November 17
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16 1 November 18
2 November 19
3 November 20-21
4 November 22-23
5 November 24-27
6 November 29-30
7 December 1-3
8 December 6-10
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17 1 December 13-16
2 December 20-23
3 December 27-30
1994:
4 July 12-15
5 July 18-22
6 July 25-29
7 August 1-5
8 August 9-13
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18 1 August 14-16
2 August 17-19
3 August 21-22
4 August 23-24
5 August 25-31
6 September 1-2
7 September 6-9
8 September 12-16
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19 1 September 19-23
2 September 26-28
3 September 29-30
4 October 1-7
5 October 10-14
6 October 17-21
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20 1 October 24-31
2 November 1-4
3 November 7-11
4 November 14-18
5 November 21-22
6 November 23-26
box folder
21 1 November 28-30
2 December 1-4
3 December 5-8
4 December 9-11
5 December 12-16
6 December 19-22
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22 1 December 23-25
2 December 27-28
3 December 29-31
1995:
4 January 1-4
5 January 5-8
6 January 9-10
7 January 11-12
8 January 13-15
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23 1 January 16-18
2 January 19-20
3 January 21-23
4 January 24-26
5 January 27-29
6 January 30-31
7 February 1-3
8 February 6-8
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24 1 February 9-12
2 February 13-14
3 February 15-18
4 February 19-21
5 February 22-23
6 February 27-28
7 March 1-4
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25 1 March 5-9
2 March 10-14
3 March 15-31
4 April 1-15
5 April 16-30
6 May 1-12
7 May 15-19
8 May 21-22
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26 1 May 23-31
2 June 1-6
3 June 7-16
4 June 20-30
5 July 3-11
6 July 12-14
7 July 15-18
8 July 19-20
9 July 21-31
10 August 1-11
11 August 17-31
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27 1 September 1-14
2 September 16-28
3 October 1-21
4 November 1-8
5 November 14-30
6 December 1-15
7 December 16-21
1996:
8 January
9 February 5-15
10 February 16-28
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28 1 March 1-15
2 March 18-29
3 April 1-15
4 April 16-30
5 May 1-15
6 May 16-31
7 June
8 July
9 August
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28A 1997, June-November

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Other Documents

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29 "NAFTA Notification Documents," 18 September 1992:
1 Table of Contents
2 Tab 1: White House Press Release: Intention to enter into a North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico
3 Tab 2: Report of the Administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement and Actions Taken in Fulfillment of the May 1, 1991 Commitments
4 Tab 3: Report of the Investment Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
5-6 Tab 4: Report of the Defense Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
7 Tab 5: Report of the Industry Functional and Sectoral Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
8 Tab 6: Reports of the Agricultural Technical Policy Advisory Committees for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
9 Tab 7: Report of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
10 Tab 8: Report of the Labor Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
11 Tab 9: Report of the Services Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
12 Tab 10: Report of the Industry Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
13 Tab 11: Report of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade on the North American Free Trade Agreement
"Summaries of Testimony Submitted to USTR for NAFTA Hearings," prepared by Shearman & Sterling, 20 September 1991:
14 Academia
15 Agriculture
[4 folders]
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30 1-3 Agriculture
[cont'd]
4 Agriculture Chart/FTA Negotiations
5 Auto Manufacturers and Parts
6 Cement
7 Ceramics
8 Chemicals
9 Consumer Goods
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31 1 Customs
2 Energy and Petroleum
3 Environment
4 Financial Services
5 General Interests
6-7 Glass
[2 folders]
8 Industrial Sector
9 Intellectual Property
10-11 Labor and Interest Groups
[3 folders]
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32 1 Labor and Interest Groups
[cont'd]
2 Legislative Branch
3 Metals and Mining
4 Product Safety
5 Regional Interests
6 Telecommunications
7 Textiles and Apparel
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33 Various Publications:
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32 8 Herzstein, Robert, and Richard E. Neff. "Bilateral Avoidance On Trade and Investment," Business Mexico, March 1987
9 "Border Trade Alliance Southwest Border Infrastructure Initiative Final Report," February 1993
10 "Likely Impact on the United States of a Free Trade Agreement With Mexico," Report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, February 1991
11 Video: "Presente y futuro de las relaciones México-Estados Unidos," Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial, [1997?]

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