The Texas-Mexico Center made the cover of Alliance Magazine and in it, we give our perspective on how NAFTA has been critical for the economic growth for both Texas and Mexico. You can read the story in this link: https://issuu.com/alliancemagazine/docs/alliance_2029-nov-2017-isuu
The Texas-Mexico Center featured Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Chris Wallace, President of the Texas Business Association and Matthew Myers, Deans of the SMU Cox School of Business, in its event titled “The Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation.” The event, done in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, focused on why NAFTA is key for Texas and why Texas should play a bigger part in the ongoing conversations. Read more about it in the press coverage both in Dallas and Mexico news outlets:
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Our Center’s Director, Luisa del Rosal, weighs in on what NAFTA means for consumers, plus the different ways of measuring trade. Read the Houston Chronicle article by Lydia DePillis here.
This article by journalist Alfredo Corchado offers insights about the current state of affairs in Mexico as it prepares for a NAFTA renegotiation, including our Director’s insight on what this moment means specifically for the Texas-Mexico relationship. You can read the article here.
Luisa del Rosal, Executive Director for the Mission Foods Texas-México Center, is a finalist for this year’s Latino Business Awards. This is the second year the prestigious publication partners up with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs (AEM) in order to honor outstanding Latino leaders in the Metroplex area.
You get more information and read the complete list of finalists here
Talk about a potential tax on Mexican imports keeps generating headlines across the country, but in Texas, there is an increasing concern about the economic impact it would have on the state and consumers. Dallas Morning News reporter Karen Robinson’s article titled Texas Business execs feel fenced in by potential border wall tax includes a quote by Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Executive Director Luisa del Rosal, who shared her views both about the economic and political implications this could have on the Texas-Mexico relationship.
Mexico is Texas’ number 1 trading partner, with trade totaling over $176 billion dollars, with a surplus of over $8 billion for Texas, which means the proposed tax would affect Texas business and jobs: over 300,000 jobs in Texas are related to trade with Mexico. However, Ms. del Rosal also talked about a deeper implication: the political aspect of the relationship. There are concerns that the tax imposition might also cool relations south of the border, and as she states in the article, it would take many years for Texas to rebuild some of the Mexican relationships it has worked so hard to build.