The Source: Ambassador Froman On Trade
San Antonio made $19.3 billion last year from international exports, according to the United States International Trade Administration. Texas' products like cotton and other agricultural along with petroleum products and coal are breaking records in exports to the tune of $279.5 billion.
The Obama Administration is pushing two large trade arrangements that may increase that trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). They hope it will increase access to markets across the world, including two of Texas' three big markets Mexico and Canada.
The U.S. Trade Representative, Michael Froman is in San Antonio to talk about the importance of trade for San Antonio.
- Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. Trade Representative