2013 Policy Agenda

Policy Agenda

BTA is North America’s premier authority on issues affecting the U.S. northern and southern borders, representing a large grassroots network of over 4.2 million public and private sector representatives, including business leaders, chambers of commerce and industry, academic institutions, economic development corporations, industrial parks, transport companies, customs brokers, defense companies, manufacturers and state and local government agencies. 

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Become A Member

BTA is North America’s premier authority on issues affecting the U.S. northern and southern borders, representing a large grassroots network of over 4.2 million public and private sector representatives, including business leaders, chambers of commerce and industry, academic institutions, economic development corporations, industrial parks, transport companies, customs brokers, defense companies, manufacturers and state and local government agencies.

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Headlines

Headlines

Border Trade Alliance Hails Signing of Reimbursable Fee Agreements Between Customs and Private, Municipal Partners
The agreements were made possible by Section 560 of the Fiscal Year 2013 continuing resolution budget deal (H.R. 933), which passed in March. The agreements allow the winning projects to partner with CBP to improve staffing at the affected ports of entry.

Border Trade Alliance Names New Board Members
The BTA named eight new board members in 2013.

Border Trade Alliance Chairman Testifies at Congressional Border Caucus Hearing, Calls for Increased Resources at Ports
Chair of trade group shines light on disparity resulting from border ‘surge’ 

Border Trade Alliance Supports Cornyn Legislation to Increase Border Personnel
Bill would authorize funding to increase CBP officers by 5,000

Border Trade Alliance Names Noe Garcia New President
Prominent trade group taps longtime government relations professional, White House and Capitol Hill aide as new chief

Southern New Mexico border region wins with extension of travel zone
Border Trade Alliance cheers DHS announcement of expanded zone for cross-border travel

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