USTR Lighthizer Statement on the Conclusion of the 5th Round of NAFTA Renegotiations

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released the following statement on the conclusion of the fifth round of renegotiations in Mexico City, Mexico for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “While we have made progress on some of our efforts to modernize NAFTA, I remain concerned about the lack of headway. ...
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Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson visited Guadalajara for the first time in her capacity as Ambassador October 24-26.  As part of her visit, she announced the most recent winners of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, promoting educational exchange between the United States and Latin America.  Ambassador Jacobson also opened the Partners of the Americas ...
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Border Trade Alliance Advocates for Policies to Grow Cross-Border Trade at Mexico City Conference Mexico City

Business leaders, members of the U.S. and Mexican governments, and local officials discussed the importance of a healthy and vibrant border region on Thursday during an annual conference for the Border Trade Alliance. The Border Trade Alliance is a leading business organization that advocates for stronger protections and support for cross-border trade, all to boost ...
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U.S., Mexico Announce Empty Commercial Vehicles to Begin Transiting Anzalduas Bridge

MEXICO CITY, August 22, 2016 – The Governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce that empty commercial vehicles will begin transiting the Anzalduas International Bridge southbound into Mexico on August 22, 2016. The Anzalduas International Bridge, located northwest of the City of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and southwest of McAllen, Texas, is one of a number ...
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Ambassador Jacobson’s Remarks U.S.-Mexico Border Summit, Ciudad Juarez

— AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY — Good morning.  Thank you to Rolando Pablos for graciously inviting me to share my perspective with this impressive group, which has done so much to build bridges between our two countries.  I want to especially thank Congressman Beto O’Rourke for having organized the first U.S.-Mexico Border Summit in 2015, ...
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Inauguration of the Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas

TORNILLO, Texas – U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, ...
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CBP Commissioner Inaugurates Cargo Pre-Inspection Program Pilot at Mesa de Otay, Tijuana

San Diego — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit Luis Videgaray were in Mesa de Otay, Tijuana, Mexico today to inaugurate the U.S.-Mexico Cargo Pre-Inspection Program pilot. Under the Program, certain cargo is to be pre-inspected in Mexico prior to crossing the border into the ...
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