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Positive outlook on Mexican trade

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Latin American ministers, lawyers and politicians met in London last month to discuss the progress of trade in the Americas, and in particular the progress of NAFTA and the future of FTAA.

Fast-track failure threatens Latin American competition

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Competition lawyers are concerned that US president Bill Clinton’s failure to achieve fast-track voting rights in Congress last week will impede the development of competition in Latin America.

FTC appoints new General Counsel

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FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky has appointed Debra Valentine as the Commission’s first female General Counsel in its 83-year history.

European-wide impact of TV soccer rights

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The UK’s first test case on collective sale of exclusive rights by a major sports association has been scheduled to begin in January 1999 in the Restrictive Practices Court. BSkyB currently has exclusive live rights over Premier League football games in the UK, but Director General of Fair Trading John Bridgeman is challenging the deal on the grounds of public interest. 'This is a key case for competition in the broadcasting market, where rapid developments in technology are taking place,' he said.