Topic: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Implications
for New Mexico
Speaker: Lisa Alejandro, Former Lead International Trade Analyst for the U.S. International Trade Commission
Location: The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most ambitious trade deal to be enacted by the United States in years. The agreement eliminates tariffs on more than 18,000 products that U.S. companies export, and – among other things – includes provisions to boost exports by small- and medium-sized businesses. During this discussion we will take a closer look at some of the provisions that are most likely to benefit New Mexican companies and consider the challenges that increased imports might pose to our state.
Lisa Alejandro is an international trade and renewable energy professional with fifteen years of experience in assessing the impacts of economic, market, and regulatory dynamics on U.S. and global industries. She served as Lead International Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission for twelve years during which she conducted in-depth economic and market analysis of issues affecting global trade and investment. Her findings assisted Members of Congress and the U.S. Trade Representative in creating and implementing U.S. trade policies and focused on domestic and global markets for renewable energy equipment and services, clean energy technology, financial services, environmental services, intellectual property rights, and textiles and apparel.
Ms. Alejandro also served for six years as Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton where she analyzed regulatory and economic implications of international trade policies, developed export strategies and assessed customs procedures. Currently, she is an independent consultant working in several areas including: performing tax policy analysis for the Legislative Finance Committee; and developing a working paper intended to demonstrate and quantify the economic benefits of New Mexico’s tax credits for renewable energy projects.