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As NAFTA staggers, Arizona pushes to maintain trade relationship with Mexico

As the future of NAFTA remains uncertain on a national level and negotiations don’t seem to be moving forward, Gov. Ducey’s administration is still pushing to continue the relationship with Mexico, Arizona’s main international trade partner.... Read more»1

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Napolitano has hopes for NAFTA, despite U.S.-Mexico relations

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano thinks there is a deal to be had in the current renegotiation of NAFTA, if the deterioration of relations between the United States and Mexico doesn’t get in the way of finding common goals.... Read more»1

Trump comments on NAFTA talks put some Arizona businesses on edge

One day after President Donald Trump’s prediction that the U.S. could “end up terminating NAFTA at some point,” business and political leaders expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations on a new deal will still be allowed to play out.... Read more»

Why states don’t want Trump to make ‘very big changes’ to NAFTA

As the Trump administration sits down to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, governors will be hoping for minor adjustments rather than the “very big changes” Trump has promised. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Border tax ideas could hit Arizona businesses where they live

If Trump embraces the House's "border adjusted" tax to pay for his wall, then only establishment Republicans, Mexican globalism and the president's grace in defeat will save us from global trade war, with billions at stake just here in Arizona. We've seen little evidence any of them have any authority over anything. ... Read more»

Texas border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die down

Despite all the time Donald Trump spent bashing NAFTA while running, Texas border leaders hope he'll soften his stance as campaign trail rhetoric cools. ... Read more»

Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

Mexican officials call for strengthening trade relationship with U.S.

Mexican officials told a Washington audience Monday that there must be a strong trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico in what they called a “challenging time” for the bond between the two nations.... Read more»

Mexico’s top diplomat talks Trump's wall, Brexit & Az trade relations

At the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs discussed how she feels about Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.... Read more»

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds “fortress America,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade.... Read more»

Extending border zone statewide could attract millions more from Mexican shoppers

A push to extend the border zone statewide looks to attract more visitors from Mexico to shop and travel in Arizona.... Read more»

Mexico, U.S. to open jointly staffed border stations

Mexico and the United States said on Thursday they will open two jointly staffed border stations on Mexican soil in a bid to streamline trade and improve communication at the frontier, which has suffered due to tensions over migration.... Read more»

Factchecking the Democratic debate

The candidates stretched the facts on unemployment, wages and Social Security, among other topics. ... Read more»

Ducey: Trans-Pacific Partnership makes Arizona more competitive

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership because the trade policy will make Arizona more competitive in the business world.... Read more»

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