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About Us:

International Trade is big business in Texas.

The International Trade and Border Planning Branch strengthens the state of Texas' economic competitiveness in international trade through collaboration and coordination with local, regional, state, national, and binational stakeholders. The branch's efforts include, but are not limited to:

International Trade and Border Facts
 
  • Texas tops all U.S. states in exports for 19th consecutive year, shipping $279.3 billion worth of goods around the globe.
  • Texas has 28 border crossings, more than any other U.S. state.
  • In 2019, the Texas-Mexico border accounts for nearly 68% percent (or $451 billion) of all international trade commerce in the U.S.
  • Mexico is Texas’ largest trading partner and plays a vital role in the state of Texas and global economies.
  • Texas has more airports, miles of public roadways, state highways, freight railways, border crossings, and foreign-trade zones (FTZ) than any other state in the nation.
  • Texas-Mexico border communities create jobs and enhances the quality of life for all in the region.
  • Small businesses account for nearly 93% of Texas exporters.
Texas International Trade and Border Resources
 
Border Fact Sheets PDF
Brownsville
Del Rio
Eagle Pass
El Paso
Pharr
Border, Trade, Economic Development Studies and Reports
Title PDF
Border District Trade Transportation Report
Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan Report
Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan Report Appendices
Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan Report Executive Summary
Title PDF
International Trade Corridor Plan
Title PDF
Border District Trade Transportation Report
Texas Border District Trade Activities
Texas-Mexico International Bridges and Border Crossings
Title PDF
International Trade Corridor Plan

 

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