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...

Dallas Morning News: Canada touts Texas trade as NAFTA negotiations hit crunch time

Dallas Morning News: Canada touts Texas trade as NAFTA negotiations hit crunch time

Canada’s top diplomat in Texas, in many ways, has an easy sell when it comes to trade. Vasken Khabayan, the nation’s consul general in Dallas, knows he can count on Gov. Greg Abbott as a big booster of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ditto for Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. And the same for so many other Texas...

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

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 thanks to NAFTA. Read more...

James Savage: If NAFTA is so great, how come it’s under siege?

James Savage: If NAFTA is so great, how come it’s under siege?

Our James Savage recently shared his views on NAFTA with the Dallas morning news. Texans, and certainly most Texas business people, have long been strong advocates of both NAFTA and the benefits of trade. The reasons are crystal-clear. Texans have made massive economic gains from the North American Free Trade Agreement and other free trade agreements. Over time, our state...