Secretary Nelson Convenes Border Trade Advisory Committee Meeting in Laredo

April 21, 2023
Contact: Alicia Pierce

The TBAC group sitting at a long table facing each other while they discuss issues.
(Secretary Nelson attending a BTAC meeting in
Laredo, Office of the Texas Secretary
of State, 4/21/2023).

Secretary Nelson sitting at a table with other stakeholders.
(Border Trade Advisory Committee meeting in
Laredo, Office of the Texas Secretary of State,

LAREDO — Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson, in coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, convened a meeting of the Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC) in Laredo yesterday.

“International trade and commerce are powerful drivers of the Texas economy, and you can see that firsthand through the activity and vibrancy of this area," Nelson said. “After hosting the last BTAC meeting in Austin, it was important to hold this meeting at the border.”

The committee heard presentations on regional infrastructure and planning efforts from both Texan and Mexican officials in addition to reports from private-sector partners.

BTAC is composed of public and private sector stakeholders from throughout the Texas-Mexico border region who work collaboratively to address cross-border infrastructure challenges and facilitate safe, secure and efficient international commerce.

Learn more about the Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC).

Learn more about the Texas Border & Mexican Affairs division of the Texas Secretary of State's office.