Border Trade Alliance

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The Border Trade Alliance (BTA) was founded in 1986 as "a grassroots, non-profit organization that serves as a forum for participants to address key issues affecting trade and economic development in North America. Working with entities in Canada, Mexico and the United States, the BTA advocates on behalf of policies and initiatives designed to improve border affairs and trade relations among the three nations," its website states. [1]

BTA is a "network of public and private sector representatives" that "includes business leaders, chambers of commerce and industry, academic institutions, economic development corporations, industrial parks, transport companies, customs brokers, manufacturers, and federal, state, and local government officials and agencies" and provides northern and southern border communities with "a voice" before "NAFTA governments." [2]

Also see BTA About Us: FAQs.

Board of Directors

Links to biographies located here.


  • Pete Sepulveda, Jr., Chair; Director, Department of Transportation, Cameron County, Brownsville, TX
  • Art Macias, Jr., Vice Chair; Director, Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, Glendale, AZ
  • Mark K. Reed, Secretary; President and CEO, Border Management Strategies, Tucson, AZ

Executive Committee


Contact Information

111 West Monroe Street
Suite 510
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone: 800 333-5523
FAX: 602 266-9826

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