The Border Trade Alliance appointed four new board members at its fall board meeting last week in Tubac, Arizona.
The Border Trade Alliance in November 2023 sent this letter to Rep. Henry Cuellar stating the organization's support for H.R. 3135, the Land Border Port of Entry Modernization Act, legislation that we believe will significantly [...]
Citing increased delays and harm to commerce, Border Trade Alliance calls on Texas Gov. Abbott to cease Laredo truck inspections
Shipping delays put upward pressure on costs, which will only harm Texas consumers and degrade the state’s standing as a trade leader.
BTA to Speaker McCarthy: Government shutdown risks disruptions to trade, harm to Border Patrol and CBP recruitment, retention, and morale
The BTA on September 25, 2023 sent a letter to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy warning how a government shutdown would negatively affect the border.
In comments submitted to the Department of Commerce, the BTA reiterates its position that "the negative consequences of termination would be dramatic, costing jobs, raising consumer prices, reducing variety, disrupting cross-border supply chains, undermining the USMCA and seriously degrading the U.S.-Mexico binational relationship."
Border Trade Alliance urges swift action by Sec. Mayorkas to work with Mexico, restore order to border
In a letter sent Sept. 21, 2023 to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the Border Trade Alliance urged the secretary to quickly open a dialogue with his counterpart in Mexico to address the worsening situation at the United States-Mexico border, where a recent surge of migrants has resulted in closures of critical trade arteries.