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Border Trade Alliance chair to testify at Senate Finance Committee hearing on modernization of NAFTA

BTA Chair Paola Avila to testify at San Antonio field hearing on importance of preserving, modernizing NAFTA WASHINGTON (November 17, 2017) – Border Trade Alliance (BTA) chair Paola Avila on Monday in San Antonio will testify at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance’s International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness Subcommittee, chaired by Texas Sen. John...

Border Trade Alliance Elects New 2018 Chair

Paola Avila, Vice President of International Business Affairs at San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, to helm BTA Board of Directors WASHINGTON (November 6, 2017) – The Border Trade Alliance has elected Paola Avila, Vice President of International Business affairs for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, as the organization’s new chair. Avila is a respected leader throughout...

Border Trade Alliance Supports Cornyn Efforts to Increase Border Personnel, Improve Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC (AUG. 4, 2017) – Border Trade Alliance President Britton Clarke released the following statement regarding a component of legislation by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) that would seek to dramatically improve personnel and infrastructure at the land ports of entry on the US northern and southern borders: “The Border Trade Alliance applauds Sen. Cornyn for his commitment to...

Border Trade Alliance names Britton Clarke as new president

The Border Trade Alliance, North America’s premier advocate for cross-border trade, has named Britton Clarke as the organization’s new president. In this role, Clarke will oversee the BTA’s daily operations, including the execution of its policy agenda at all levels of government, as well as membership...

Border Trade Alliance research on the Trans Pacific Partnership

The Border Trade Alliance supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). There is an incredibly brief window to influence support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Capitol Hill. The BTA has produced a detailed analysis of the current political climate and what is needed to move TPP...

Making the Sec. 559 Program Permanent

Border Trade Alliance Chairman Russ Jones was quoted in a press release issued by U.S. Representative Will Hurd following the passage of this critical legislation. “The public-private partnership that has been made possible by Section 559 is an example of the types of policy reforms we should be pursuing more of to improve the cross-border trade environment,” Border Trade Alliance Chairman...

Border Trade Alliance Cheers Confirmation of Roberta Jacobson as Next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

WASHINGTON - The Border Trade Alliance today applauded the Senate confirmation of Roberta to be the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, finally ending a months-long vacancy of the top diplomatic post with one of the U.S.'s largest trading partners. "We are extremely pleased that Ms. Jacobson was confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support to be our next ambassador to Mexico," Border Trade...

Border Trade Alliance Names New Board Members

WASHINGTON – The Border Trade Alliance announced the addition of six new members to its board of directors following the organization’s first board meeting of fiscal year 2014 last Friday. The new directors join two directors who joined the board in August at a meeting of the board in Mexico City. “We are very excited to welcome these talented individuals to our board of directors,”...