Large private-public sector coalition cites deep concerns over Department of Commerce decision to exit Tomato Suspension Agreement
Letter from businesses, associations, local and county governments: “Terminating the agreement risks retaliation to our domestic agriculture industry and creates economic uncertainty throughout the supply chain.” WASHINGTON (March 6, 2019) – A coalition of nearly [...]
Border Trade Alliance commends conference committee for passage of spending bill with important border provisions
The Border Trade Alliance is pleased with the spending bill produced by a conference committee and signed into law last Friday by President Trump. The bill, which ensures that the federal government will remain fully open for the remainder of the fiscal year, contains a number of provisions important to the cross-border trade community, including funds for additional Customs and Border Protection officers, non-intrusive inspection equipment, and environmental infrastructure improvements.
The Border Trade Alliance opposes the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to withdraw from the 2013 Tomato Suspension Agreement, a move that attempts to tilt trade policy in favor of parochial Florida farmer interests, but jeopardizes the health of the national agriculture industry.
Seasonality bill runs counter to spirit of free trade, harms consumers WASHINGTON (January 11, 2019) The Border Trade Alliance is raising strong concerns over recent legislation introduced by members of the Florida congressional delegation that [...]
Border Trade Alliance members participate in discussion with Senators Cornyn and Cruz, stress need to balance security with legitimate commerce
Board members bring perspective of border business community, public sector leadership MCALLEN, TEXAS (January 10, 2019)—Board members of the Border Trade Alliance, North America’s premier advocate for cross-border trade, participated in a high-level discussion with [...]
The Border Trade Alliance, North America’s premier advocate for cross-border trade, is strongly rejecting a call by President Trump to close the United States border with Mexico.