September 8, 2017
Courtesy Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival

World Trade Center Arkansas Sponsors 2017 NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival

The Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival will take place from Saturday, September 16 to Sunday, September 17 at Mae Farm on Saturday and the Fayetteville Square on Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark. The NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival is inviting all students and international […]
August 25, 2017
10 Year Anniversary

World Trade Center Arkansas Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The World Trade Center Arkansas will be celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary with remarks by Senator John Boozman. The World Trade Center Arkansas will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, […]
August 23, 2017

USDA and USTR Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced an agreement reached with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for U.S. exports of paddy rice. A previous agreement […]
August 18, 2017
Melvin Torres, Director of Western Hemisphere Trade (left), stands with World Trade Center Arkansas client Chris Tedder, CEO of Clinger Holsters (center left), Congressman Steve Womack (center right) and Sherry Tedder COO of Clinger Holsters (right).

World Trade Center Arkansas Client Continues to See Success

Chris and Sherry Tedder, the husband and wife duo behind Clinger Holsters in Van Buren, Arkansas continue to see strong success throughout 2017. Clinger Holsters is a manufacturer of concealed carry holsters and is a World Trade Center Arkansas client. […]
August 17, 2017
USTR Lighthizer hosts Canada's Minister Freeland & Mexico's Secretary Guajardo for trilateral discussions on NAFTA modernization. Photo Courtesy of USTR Twitter Account.

WTCAR Welcomes NAFTA Modernization as USTR Begins Negotiations

United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer began the first round of negotiations for NAFTA modernization on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The first round of the negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico will take place in Washington, D.C. […]
July 19, 2017
The NAFTA Hearings took place in the Winder Building in D.C. which houses the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

World Trade Center Arkansas represents mid-America in ongoing NAFTA modernization

The World Trade Center Arkansas presented Arkansas as an example of NAFTA’s success in middle America during the hearings on the free trade agreement. The World Trade Center Arkansas has played an active role in the past three months representing […]
July 17, 2017
Executive Assistant Commissioner Brenda Smith of the Office of Trade for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol speaks to the the Arkansas business and Trade Community at the World Trade Center Arkansas.

World Trade Center Arkansas hosts Executive Assistant Commissioner Brenda Smith

The World Trade Center Arkansas hosted Executive Assistant Commissioner Brenda Smith of the Office of Trade for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Smith held a round-table session with members of […]
July 11, 2017

Export Tech coming to WTCAR in Fall 2017, first session August 23

June 29, 2017

Arkansas trade director opens new relationship with South Africa

Denise Thomas, director of Africa and Middle East Trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas has taken steps to open a new relationship between South Africa and the World Trade Center Arkansas. While at the Corporate Council on Africa’s Africa […]
June 28, 2017
Industry leaders speak on a panel at the Belarus International Investment Forum in 2016.

Arkansas trade director attends Belarus international investment forum

Denise Thomas, director of Africa and Middle East Trade will visit Belarus from Tuesday, June 27 – Monday, July 3 to meet with government leaders and participate in the IX International Investment Forum. The Forum takes place in Bobruisk, a […]
June 28, 2017

Arkansas trade director visits Argentina to promote relations

Melvin Torres, director of western hemisphere trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas visited Argentina to promote bilateral trade relations between Arkansas and Argentina. Torres’ trip coincided with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce‘s trip to Argentina as the Chamber embarked on their […]
June 26, 2017
The NAFTA Hearings took place in the Winder Building in D.C. which houses the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Arkansas trade director testifies to USTR at NAFTA hearing

Melvin Torres, Director of Western Hemisphere Trade for the World Trade Center Arkansas traveled to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to testify on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The NAFTA hearings took place before the Office of the United […]