The Border Trade Alliance is organizing a conference to discuss ideas to improve trade between the U.S. and Mexico on Thursday, August, 2nd in Mexico City, reported the newspaper San Antonio Express-News.
The conference titled Trade & Security: The Impact on Logistics, will feature government officials, business leaders and academics, said Nelson Balido, the alliance’s San Antonio-based president. Participants will discuss how to improve trade between the U.S. and Mexico, which topped $460 billion last year, a 17 percent increase over 2010, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Mexico is Texas’s biggest trade partner, and four of the top five ports for Mexican trade are in Texas.
The keynote speaker will be Earl Anthony Wayne, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and Mexico’s presidential winning candidate Enrique Peña Nieto has been invited, Balido said. Maquiladora owners, customs brokers, and executives of logistics companies are expected to attend as well.