The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at Texas
A&M International University is a public service institute founded
to study globalization with special emphasis on the Western Hemisphere.
The Center is a part of the College of the Business Administration
and it supports the college as well as the entire Texas A&M International
University community with its various programs. The Center seeks
to increase awareness and knowledge about the Western Hemispheric
countries and their economical, political and social interactions.
The Center highlights Texas
A&M International University and the City
of Laredo and promotes education.
The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade is a unique, leading research facility that along with its allied
components and key contacts throughout the Western Hemisphere provides current and relevant information about issues dealing
with trade and commerce that affect its constituents in the Hemisphere.
Since its inception in 1993, the Center has become a valuable
resource for joint research and faculty and student exchanges.
The Center is a key location for educational entities, businesses
and governments to turn to for up to date and relevant information
on the Western Hemisphere. The Center provides a forum for international
discussion and debate for representatives from countries in the
Western Hemisphere regarding issues that affect trade and other
economic relations within the Hemisphere. Through its alliance
with educational entities, businesses and governments throughout
the Hemisphere, the Center offers practical and targeted lectures
imparted by visiting faculty, professionals, society leaders and
The Center's research focuses on subjects that affect Western
Hemispheric Trade, including trade agreements, tariffs, customs,
regional and national economies, politics, business development,
finance, the environment and culture. The Center's publications
include: The International Trade Journal: Western Hemispheric
Studies, The Western Hemispheric Trade Digest, and a 'White Paper
Series'. These publications provide current information about
trade agreements and relevant issues surrounding the Western Hemisphere
and together with an electronic database are important research
tools for both academia and the general public.