NAFTA Legislative Updates

The clock is ticking toward August 16, when renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada will begin.

As a key stakeholder in the trade agreement, San Antonio is insisting it has a place at the table when it comes to NAFTA 2.0.

Dr. Esteban López, Chairman of the Board for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify in support of NAFTA’s modernization. Dr. López testified June 28, 2017 at an interagency hearing of the U.S. Trade Representative. The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber was the only business organization from San Antonio to make the trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby for expanding free trade and investment so important to San Antonio’s future.


As the site of the 1992 signing of NAFTA, San Antonio has a deep-rooted investment in the trade deal. San Antonio’s business community – led by the SAHCC – is committed to playing a key role in efforts to modernize the pact to ensure our community continues to reap the benefits of NAFtA 2.0’s potential.