Texas business groups join to protect US, Mexico trade

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 […]

Texas official leads trade trip to China

TEXAS ECONOMY Texas official leads trade trip to China Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos was in China this week, leading a group of Texans at the 2017 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment in Shanghai to promote opportunities in the state for foreign investors. “China is a growing partner in elevating the Lone Star […]

Canadian Premier Wynne wants Trade Relationship with Texas

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement today on the legislative progress of Buy American policies in Texas, to extend provisions to virtually all state agencies: “I am disappointed and concerned that Bill 1289 to extend Buy American provisions to virtually all state agencies is now proceeding to a final review. This discriminatory bill was […]

Texas Exports declines as NAFTA renegotiation Looms

Texas is a massive destination for foreign investment, and Houston in particular tops the list of American cities that export the most abroad, as the Greater Houston Partnership emphasized in a report released on Monday. But in recent years, that boom in trade has faded — both in the value of goods exchanged, which largely […]

Texas Trade Bridge Damaged by Weather affects trade to Mexico

Authorities have closed one of the busiest commercial crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border after damaging rains and winds. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that Sunday’s weather caused power outages, flooding and structural damage at the World Trade Bridge between Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Traffic is suspended pending further notice. […]

The Complicated World of Trade between Mexico and US

Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border — bound […]

Trump At G7 Talks about protectionism and Trade

They restored a vow to fight protectionism – the use of import taxes and skewed regulations that favor domestic producers over their foreign competitors. The no-protectionism pledge had been a part of previous G-7 statements but was omitted after a meeting of the group’s finance ministers’ earlier this month in Bari, Italy. This time the […]

If Trump NAFTA and (TPP) Trans Pacific Partnership renegotiations fail, we will need Skilled industrial Manufacturing Jobs in the US

Even if NAFTA renegotiation succeeds and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal fails, traditional manufacturing jobs won’t come back to the Rust Belt. Old-world assembly lines won’t roar back to life, and ex-line workers won’t get their same jobs back. The biggest threat to the traditional production line worker isn’t offshoring or free trade […]