Greg Abbott on Free Trade
Expand Texas' robust trade relationship with Canada
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Houston to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Texas and Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau met with the Governor while in Texas attending the CERAWeek
Conference. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed common goals on energy, trade and education. Additionally, Governor Abbott and Prime Minister Trudeau spoke about the growing importance of entrepreneurship and technology.
The meeting concluded with shared optimism of further strengthening this important partnership.
"Today's meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau was very productive, and I was honored to have him here in the Lone Star State. As Texas' second largest
export destination, Canada is a strong trading partner with Texas, especially in the energy sector. I look forward to continue working with Prime Minister Trudeau to expand Texas' already robust relationship with Canada."
Source: 2018 Texas Governor campaign press release
, Mar 10, 2017
Expand Texas' long-standing trade partnership with Mexico
Texas and Mexico share more than a border; we are connected by commerce, culture and family. As I travel to Mexico this week--my first international visit as governor of Texas--I look forward to continuing my dialogue with Mexican officials to improve
bilateral relations, expand our long-standing trade partnership, discuss challenges like immigration and water, and ultimately expand economic prosperity for families on both sides of the border.
Texas exports more goods than any other US state, and
Mexico is our top trade partner by far. In 2014, Texas exported more than $100 billion in machinery, technology and other commodities to Mexico, about 35% of the state's total exports. These exports sustain thousands of businesses in Texas and more than
1.1 million jobs. We also imported more than $90 billion of goods from our southern neighbor last year.
I now look forward to continuing our dialogue, to cultivate an even stronger bond and create more opportunities to expand trade.
Source: Houston Chronicle on 2018 Texas Gubernatorial race
, Sep 5, 2015
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