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Monday, September 30, 2019
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Monday, September 30, 2019
It is no secret that trade policy has been a major priority for U.S. policymakers, business owners and workers this summer. At the top of the agenda is the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement. If passed, the USMCA will bring much-needed certainty and help ensure continued growth for businesses in Arizona and across the country. Last November, leaders from the U.S., Mexico and Canada signed this new agreement to update existing rules put into place under the North American Free Trade Agreement. While NAFTA strengthened regional trade significantly when it was ratified nearly three decades ago and has resulted in stronger economic growth across North America – as demonstrated by the surge in cross-border investments and a tripling of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico – it has become increasingly out-of-date and doesn’t address today’s needs for commerce and trade.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Today Governor Ducey sat down with the United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark to discuss the need for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in order to secure our nation's economic future. During the event, Governor Ducey discussed the potential impact of the agreement on the nation and highlighted the Commission's USMCA advocacy work. Following the fireside chat, Governor Ducey joined U.S. Chamber Executives for a press conference to urge Congress to pass the USMCA and reaffirm our relationship with two of our nation's largest trading partners.
Friday, June 14, 2019
PTC invites you to apply for the 2019-2020 Research Seed Grant Cycle! The PTC Research Seed Grants support academic year-long collaborative efforts by Arizona State University (ASU) faculty interested in pursuing research focused on the cultural, economic, political and environmental processes occurring at the intersection of borders and society, with emphasis on the Arizona-Sonora border region. Applications focusing on other borders and transborder communities are also welcome to apply. Awards up to $7,500 with additional funding of up to $1,500 for visiting scholar.

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