Packed Houses at “Doing Business in Canada” Programs in Houston and Dallas

Packed Houses at “Doing Business in Canada” Programs in Houston and Dallas

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce hosted back-to-back “Doing Business in Canada” standing-room-only events in Houston and Dallas. Speakers from the Canadian law firm of Blakes, Bank of Montreal, Savills Studley, Cole International, Weinstein Spira, Investissement Quebec, and the Consulate of Canada offered know-how on expanding cross border business. We would like to thank each of our partners, as well as...

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

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 Agreement (NAFTA) Agreement, the most...

A Global Headquarters for a Global Company: A Dallas – Toronto Amazon HQ2

A Global Headquarters for a Global Company:  A Dallas – Toronto Amazon HQ2

One year ago, Amazon launched its search for a new corporate headquarter. Earlier this year, Amazon released its list of twenty finalists for its much coveted “HQ2” second headquarters location. Among the finalists were nineteen American cities and one lone Canadian metropolis, Toronto. Of the nineteen U.S. cities, two Texas cities made the list, Dallas and Austin. What often gets...

NAFTA Without Canada Would Be Trouble For Texas Exports

NAFTA Without Canada Would Be Trouble For Texas Exports

TEXAS STANDARD – APRIL 31, 2018 “Texas is the nation’s largest exporter….Texas exports $22.8 billion annually to Canada, so I think it would have a real impact on Texas companies,” McCullough says. McCullough says if the U.S. imposes tariffs on Canada, Canada would likely retaliate and that would reduce demand for Texas products. McCullough says it would be better for...

NAFTA without Canada a bum deal for Texas

NAFTA without Canada a bum deal for Texas

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS – AUGUST 31, 2018 In a surprising move, President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States has come to a bilateral “understanding” with Mexico on what might replace NAFTA. The details of the understanding, which must be ratified by Congress to become law, are still unclear. According to reports, President Trump has indicated he may terminate...

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.

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 pocketbook more than they realize....

The Coalition to Keep Trade Free

The Coalition to Keep Trade Free

The Canada-Texas Chamber of Commerce is pleased to join the Coalition to Keep Trade Free. “For more than two decades NAFTA has helped to drive the economic growth and prosperity of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Businesses in all three countries have benefited from the free flow of goods and services across our borders. Unfortunately, new U.S. tariffs are hurting...

Dodge Charger and Cadillac XTS Among Cars that Would Be Hit By Trump’s ‘National Security’ Tariffs

Dodge Charger and Cadillac XTS Among Cars that Would Be Hit By Trump’s ‘National Security’ Tariffs

Recently, President Donald J. Trump threatened to impose tariffs under Sec. 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 on Canadian Vehicles if Canada does not agree to a new NAFTA deal. Recent reports indicate Trump intends to replace NAFTA with a bilateral agreement with Mexico.  If the president follows through with his threatened tariffs, don’t get sticker shock the next...

The End of NAFTA? President Trump Threatens to End NAFTA

The End of NAFTA? President Trump Threatens to End NAFTA

In a surprising move, President Trump has come to a bilateral “understanding” with Mexico which might replace NAFTA. The details of the understanding, which must be ratified by Congress, are still unclear. According to reports, President Trump has indicated he may terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with the new work-in-progress US-Mexico “understanding”. When asked if...