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Doing Business in the States – Toronto and Calgary Events
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Doing Business in the States – Toronto and Calgary Events

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce was please to participate in two events in Calgary and Toronto last week on cross border business. On Tuesday, May 14th, we joined BMO for their “Doing Business in the States.” This event was an exclusive luncheon and presentation about what Canadian companies need to know about doing business in the states. ...

Opportunities for Canadians in Texas
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Opportunities for Canadians in Texas

As Alberta continues a slow recovery from the 2014 oil price downturn and resulting recession, Texas is experiencing an energy renaissance a short 1,200 miles to the south. Alberta’s ongoing legal struggles preventing the construction of pipelines to the west or south to the United States have kept potential prosperity from the oil sands locked...

Reception Featuring the Honourable Naheed Nenshi
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Reception Featuring the Honourable Naheed Nenshi

The Calgary Mayor event was a great success, Jim Mochulsky did an amazing job of going direct to his office and getting commitment for us to create a reception around his visit. Thank you to Cole International for providing additional support on this one, and it will springboard our CTCC relationship for more joint Houston-Calgary...

Reception Featuring The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
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Reception Featuring The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi

The NRCan reception with the Natural Resources (Energy) Minister last week was our highest profile event to date, with over 100 guests attending.  Many thanks to Blake’s for traveling to town for it and for the additional support.  Members of the Advisory Board were invited to be a part of the official receiving team and...

The TPP is Up and Running Without Us, and We’re Losing Out on its Opportunities
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The TPP is Up and Running Without Us, and We’re Losing Out on its Opportunities

President Trump often says our trade partners treat us unfairly. Yet one of his first acts as president was to withdraw from a trade pact agreement designed to give favored treatment to its signatories. On Dec. 30, 2018, that pact, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (known as TPP), went into effect without the United...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: USMCA signature is a step forward but major obstacles remain
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Canadian Chamber of Commerce: USMCA signature is a step forward but major obstacles remain

Today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is an important step toward greater economic certainty, but significant work remains before Canadian businesses can be satisfied, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in a statement: “While the agreement falls short of what North American business sought, it generally maintains tariff-free access for Canadian products, retains the...

Doug McCullough on The McCuistion Program
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Doug McCullough on The McCuistion Program

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce’s Doug McCullough joined Dennis McCuistion on The McCuistion Program for a discussion about Trade Wars: NAFTA and Beyond. The episode premiered on October 14, 2018 on the PBS channel and is available for viewing here.

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced the completion of negotiations toward a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). While economists and trade lawyers on both sides of the border will spend the next few weeks debating the many minor changes the new agreement makes to the existing North American Free Trade...

Doug McCullough: Canada’s potential exclusion from any new U.S. trade deal could result in the nation implementing costly tariffs that would hit Texas business.
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Doug McCullough: Canada’s potential exclusion from any new U.S. trade deal could result in the nation implementing costly tariffs that would hit Texas business.

CTCC Director Doug McCullough was recently interviewed by the Texas Tribune for their article: How excluding Canada in Trump’s new trade deal could hurt Texas As Canadian leaders scramble to persuade President Donald Trump to not exclude them from trade negotiations, a trade expert says that shunning America’s northern neighbor could hit Texans in the...

US Considers Tariffs on North American Cars Due to National Security Fears
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US Considers Tariffs on North American Cars Due to National Security Fears

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump recently threatened to impose tariffs on Canadian manufactured vehicles under the guise of a national security threat. US automakers do not support the Section 232 tariffs because automakers like GM, Ford and Chrysler manufacturer automobiles on both sides of the border and leverage a cross-border supply-chain...