Facilitating Cross Border Trade

May 16 - May 20

Global Ties ABQ will be hosting a group of 6 individuals from Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. The project aims to fulfill the following objectives:

  • Consider the domestic and international economic forces that influence U.S. trade policy and the policy-making process;
  • Examine state and local international trade and export promotion initiatives, and related innovative strategies for regional economic development;
  • Provide insights into how American industries – energy and the growing “green sector,” biotechnology, manufacturing, agri-business, e-business and others – attempt to remain competitive in the world market; and
  • Discuss ways in which the World Trade Organization (WTO), NAFTA, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and other regional trade agreements have affected American business, economy, and trade relations.