BTA Meetings in South Texas

Earlier this month, VP Paola Avila traveled to McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, as Chair of the Border Trade Alliance to foster deeper collaboration on cross border trade related policy issues including NAFTA. She met with the Mayor of McAllen, executives from the Pharr International Bridge, the City of Harlingen and EDC, the Port of Harlingen, and the Port of Brownsville.

While in Brownsville, she toured the port and spoke at a press conference at the Veteran’s International Port of Entry, celebrating the ground breaking for a new FAST lane to expedite commerce through the region. Avila additionally met with area business leaders and CBP’s David Higgerson, Director of Field Operations, and Bradd Skinner, Assistant Director for Trade Operations.