AUSTIN — Texas’ largest business associations are forming a coalition to protect and foster trade opportunities between the United States and Mexico amid a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement spearheaded by the Trump administration.
The Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition will officially launch on Thursday and includes the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Business Leadership Council and the Borderplex Alliance. The alliance includes business operations on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It is designed to inform Texas policymakers about how important bilateral trade with Mexico is to the state’s economy and to urge political leaders in the Lone Star State to actively engage in the process of the renegotiation and modernizing and strengthening of NAFTA,” said Jon Barela, CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, a regional economic development organization for El Paso, Southern New Mexico and northern Mexico.
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