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Mar 24, 2023

Arizona will open offices in Taiwan, South Korea, Hobbs says 

Arizona will open a pair of new trade offices in Asia, further cementing the state’s economic ties to the region, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced on Friday. The new outposts will be in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea. 

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Jan 11, 2023

Leaders of US, Canada, Mexico show unity despite friction

President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to downplay their frustrations with one another on migration and trade as they met for the near-annual North American Leaders Summit.

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Jan 9, 2023

Biden’s opening move in Mexico lands well with López Obrador

President Joe Biden opened his visit to the North American leaders summit with a diplomatic gesture that landed well with his host, Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, before the two leaders were to begin Monday talking about weighty matters including immigration, trade and climate change.

Apr 5, 2021

Semiconductor shortage highlights urgency of U.S. import dependence

Relaunching America’s computer chip industry could create hundreds of thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs. The U.S. can resume its position as the world’s leading manufacturer of semiconductors — something that would strengthen national security and America’s industrial self-sufficiency.

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Feb 12, 2021

America’s dependence on China for essential medicines a growing safety threat

Over the past year, the Covid pandemic has claimed many American lives. Millions are still out of work. This is the public toll of the virus. However, the disruption caused by the pandemic now runs deeper — and threatens the safety of America’s daily drug needs.

Jul 7, 2020

Bring American industry back from China now

There is growing congressional interest in finally confronting China over its predatory trade practices. But while talk continues in Washington over the right policy response, China keeps picking off key parts of U.S. manufacturing, including the automotive industry.

Jun 5, 2019

Sonora governor speaks out against Trump’s tariff threat

Sonora Gov. Claudia Pavlovich is parting ways with her Arizona counterpart over the controversial tariffs on imports from Mexico that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose this coming week.

Jan 5, 2018

Ducey announces plans for customs center at East Valley airport

The agreement will expedite the ability of U.S. companies to export goods to Mexico and beyond without additional hassles once reaching their final destination.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico James Jones, left, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talk about the importance of U.S.-Mexico trade at a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington. (Photo by J.T. Lain/Cronkite News)
Aug 19, 2017

As Trump arrives in Phoenix, Arizona’s legislators are headed for Mexico on a trade mission

On the day President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in Phoenix next week, two dozen Arizona legislators will be leaving on a goodwill mission to Mexico.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico James Jones, left, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talk about the importance of U.S.-Mexico trade at a Woodrow Wilson Center event in Washington. (Photo by J.T. Lain/Cronkite News)
Jun 16, 2017

Ducey touts NAFTA, wants role in upcoming trade negotiations

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told a U.S.-Mexico diplomacy conference June 14 that maintaining good trade between the countries is important, and he expects the state to have a “seat at the table” in any upcoming trade negotiations.

Jun 3, 2017

Ducey deal with Sonora brings hopes of ‘port of Arizona’

A new agreement signed here Friday at the annual summit of the Arizona-Mexico Commission is designed to pave the way for residents of the region to have easy access to cruises -- easier, at least than now having to drive to southern California or Texas.

Jun 1, 2017

NAFTA overhaul – Mexico is a trade partner, not competitor

We have less than 90 days to communicate to our federal elected officials in the U.S and in Mexico about the potential “modernization” of NAFTA. In a worst-case scenario, the erection of new trade barriers could disrupt key U.S. and Mexican industries for years to come and force consumers to pay more for big-ticket items.