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The Potential Economic Benefits for Texas of a Free Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union
Report Published on February 16, 2013

Import and export activity is an essential aspect of optimizing economic performance. By allowing each nation to focus resources on those goods and services where it has a competitive advantage and import other products, foreign trade helps improve business conditions and quality of life around the globe.

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US‑Mexico‑Canada Agreement a Major Win for the Economy
Brief Published on January 30, 2020

President Trump has signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law, replacing the 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement. A strong trade agreement with Mexico and Canada is clearly a "win" for the US economy. Mexico has also passed the USMCA, and the ratification process is currently underway in Canada.

Successful Trade Negotiations Between United States and European Union Could Yield Substantial Economic Benefits for the State of Texas
Press Release Released on August 07, 2018

President Trump's recent announcement that the United States and the European Union (EU) would begin trade negotiations and work toward reducing constraints that could yield short-term success and help set the stage for other progress in the near future. EU members are major US trading partners, and, not only would a strong trade deal with zero tariffs have the potential to further enhance economies on both sides of the Atlantic, but also provide substantial benefits for the state of Texas.

Why does Texas benefit from a US‑Mexico‑Canada trade deal?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 11, 2019

Almost a year after the three countries signed the new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal, there's an agreement to make it the new NAFTA. Dr. Perryman says a big winner is Texas.

How do trade deals affect US job markets?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 01, 2016

Today Dr. Perryman tackles what he calls the "campaign season myth" that somehow trade deals are leading to a loss of US jobs.