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Enhancing North American Competitiveness, Together.

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Authors: Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Juan Pablo Castañón, Chairman, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce   The U.S., Canada, and Mexico have been friends for generations, bound not only by our borders, but also by common culture, shared interests, and mutual respect for […]

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Business leaders say Arizona should engage in crafting NAFTA 2.0

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Shared from The Arizona Capitol Times By: Kendra Penningroth May 23, 2017 , 4:54 pm Arizona business leaders said the state’s commerce experts and political actors should help craft a new North American Free Trade Agreement if the two-decade-old agreement is renegotiated. At a forum in Phoenix this morning, business leaders emphasized how NAFTA has […]

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China Wins if NAFTA Dies

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Originally published by Americas Quarterly (http://www.americasquarterly.org) BY SHANNON O’NEIL | MARCH 9, 2017 It’s not just U.S. industrial behemoths that stand to lose if NAFTA ends – small businesses from the border to the heartland would suffer.   Much is made of the perils of ending NAFTA for Mexico, and rightly so. The 23-year-old agreement […]

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Cat’s Cradle: Scrapping NAFTA Will Wreak Havoc on Auto Industry Supply Chains

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A generation after the landmark trade deal, automakers aren’t even sure how they could start to unravel cross-border manufacturing of thousands of components. By David Francis – David Francis is a senior reporter for Foreign Policy, where he covers international finance. An award-winning journalist, David has reported from all over Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, Mexico, and Afghanistan on […]

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National District Export Council Press Release – Updated 15 Feb 2017

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National District Export Council Press Release:  International Trade Administration Exports of American goods and services constitute a critical foundation of the U.S. economy. Numerous studies have shown that exports are a key component of economic growth. In order for this growth to continue, however, U.S. governmental policies that encourage exports are essential. These policies include […]

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From The Economist — The manufacturing jobs delusion

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An interesting story, shared by Melissa Sanderson, Arizona District Export Council Chair. Please click link below to original article: http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwood/2017/01/economics-and-finance?fsrc=scn/ln_ec/the_manufacturing_jobs_delusion

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Is the Carrier Deal the Kind of Solution We Are Looking For?

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American manufacturing must become more efficient, more automated and the workers must become more skillful. By Rosemary Coates. Published in Supply Chain Management Review, December 9, 2016 A lot of hype was created in the press again this week with the saving of 800 jobs at Carrier Corporation from going to Mexico.  But the issues with this […]

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ITA’s Top Markets Report Series

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Announcing the complete 2016 line-up of the International Trade Administration’s Top Markets Report Series. The reports are designed to be forward-looking market intelligence that helps exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on sector-specific methodologies and analysis. The reports provide […]

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