International Trade

Able Aerospace Services Recognized As Top Exporter

Via azbigmedia.com What do aerospace, peanut butter and elite athletic conditioning have in common? They are thriving businesses in our region that are exporting products and services all over the world. The Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program is celebrating the exporting successes of 17 businesses in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties, and honoring four of them with onsite visits by local mayors, who will present a certificate acknowledging these achievements.

Phoenix Mayor Opens Hermosillo Trade Office

Via azbigmedia.com The City of Phoenix officially opened a Northern Mexico trade office, on Tuesday, in Hermosillo. This is Phoenix’s second trade office in Mexico. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and a business delegation were at the office’s opening. During the ceremony, a Hermosillo-based custom label manufacturing company, Etiquetas e Impresiones de Mexico SA DE CV, announced it will make a $2.2 million capital investment at a facility near Phoenix Sky

Sen. John McCain Slams Border-tax Proposal

U.S. Sen. John McCain this week denounced the idea for a 20 percent border tax on imports, saying such a levy would “destroy Arizona’s economy.” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is considering a so-called border-adjustment tax as part of a package of tax reforms he wants the House to take up soon. President Donald Trump’s administration has raised the idea of a border tax as a possible way to raise revenue for

As Arizona Senators Jeff Flake (R) and John McCain (R) work to speed up the hiring process for Customs and Border Protection agents with the Boots on the Border Act, some business owners see this new piece of legislation as a step in the right direction and hope it will ease up the long lines to cross the border, which in turn will get more people in the U.S. to spend money.

The Sonoran Corridor Should Bring $32B in Regional Revenue

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Although Pima County voters put the brakes on a major road project linking I-10 and 19 in last year’s bond election, Southern Arizona officials are still intent on reaping the benefits of the economic development initiative. Via insidetucsonbusiness.com The Sonoran Corridor a multi-faceted plan that could create 200,000 full-time jobs and generate $32 billion in yearly regional revenue, according to the Sonoran Corridor Economic

  Mayor of Nogales, Son., on the election; Tohono O’odham looking forward. Source: Joint Effort Aims for Border Crossing at ‘Speed of Business’ – Arizona Public Media By Lorraine Rivera The border city of Nogales is setting a new standard in binational business with quicker, easier trade across the U.S.-Mexican border, two leaders say. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the border with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson amid the launch

You no doubt listened as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became one of the hot topics in the race to the White House. With President-elect Donald Trump saying he would renegotiate the agreement and even slap a 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico, anyone would think NAFTA has set us up for another recession. Source: What you need to know about NAFTA (and it’s better than you

The truth about NAFTA

You no doubt listened as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became one of the hot topics in the race to the White House. With President-elect Donald Trump saying he would renegotiate the agreement and even slap a 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico, anyone would think NAFTA has set us up for another recession. You’d be half right. That could happen—if we didn’t have NAFTA in place.

The Art of (Border Trade) Deal

Business leaders on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy. MEXICO CITY — Business leaders and politicians on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy. Companies that do business in both countries are bracing themselves ahead of a new U.S. presidency. So Juan Pablo Castañón, head of Mexico’s main association of businesses, is taking an assertive