• September 23, 2020

Tags : NAFTA

CBP to implement new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement starting July 1st

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it will implement the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at 12:00 AM on July 1. “The USMCA completely replaces NAFTA and marks the beginning of a new era of American prosperity,” said Mark Morgan, CBP Acting Commissioner. “Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and his ability to secure […]Read More

Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn back new North

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, both Texas Republicans, joined with most of their colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a new North American trade deal. The new USCMA agreement, negotiated by President Donald Trump, will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Among […]Read More

Hurd on the Hill: Protecting Free Trade with Mexico and

The U.S. House has done its job: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been passed and is on its way to the U.S. Senate. Those of us who live and work in South and West Texas know well that the United States and Mexico share a very special economic relationship. We count on cross-border commerce to […]Read More

Statements on White House, House Democrats Reaching Deal on USMCA

On Tuesday, a deal was reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Below are comments from local, regional and national leaders on the deal. This story will be updated throughout the day, as comments are released. *** Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance, released the following statement in reaction to the deal reached by the White […]Read More

Border U.S. representatives from Texas make final pleas as vote

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress — including some from the Texas delegation — are putting in last requests as a vote for the long-awaited United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement approaches the U.S. House floor. The USMCA, the trade deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, has been signed by the leaders of all three […]Read More

Op-Ed: For the future of our Region’s Businesses, Congress Must

To keep our economy growing, Congress must ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). For over 25 years, the United States, Mexico, and Canada have prospered under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In addition to helping facilitate trade and business between our nations, NAFTA has empowered our continent to compete with Europe, Asia, and […]Read More

Foreign Trade Zone 68 to hold 10th Annual El Paso-Juarez

The 2019 El Paso-Ciudad Juárez Summit, returns for the 10th year, thanks to the City of El Paso and Foreign-Trade Zone 68 According to city officials, the summit is “a part of the City of El Paso’s strategic goal to cultivate an environment conducive to strong, economic development…[and] will provide local businesses and industry an […]Read More

U.S., Mexico Reach Partial Agreement to Resolve Trade Conflict, a

Trump administration officials reached a partial accord with Mexico on the terms of a new North American trade deal, including a provision that would require more auto manufacturing in high-wage factories, according to three people briefed on the agreement. The deal is the most significant step toward a new agreement since talks with Mexico and Canada […]Read More

Reaction to Monday’s NAFTA Deal

The following are comments from local, state and national leaders, and groups regarding Monday morning’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preliminary agreement. Cornyn Statement on U.S.-Mexico Trade Announcement ‘Millions of jobs in Texas depend on an updated NAFTA, and it’s important that we get this right.’ WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released […]Read More

NAFTA subject of U.S.-Mexico Border Summit

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the predominant subject during the keynote address of Wednesday’s U.S.-Mexico Border Summit at the El Paso Convention Center. Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo addressed the hundreds in attendance about the current relationship between the two countries and the Trump Administration’s expressed desire to end the NAFTA agreement. […]Read More