Covarrubias Standing Committee on International Trade and Transport

The director of the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development at Texas A&M International University, Dr. Daniel Covarrubias, was recently appointed a member of the Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Transportation Research Board .

Covarrubias was appointed a member of the committee by Juan Carlos Villa, committee chair and regional director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for Latin America.

“This committee works on research, management and regional, national or international policy issues associated with international trade and transport,” said Covarrubias, “It studies trends and market forces in global trade and transportation ; technological, economic, financial, institutional, or managerial innovations, and obstacles to international trade in transport goods and sciences. “

As a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the TRB provides research leadership in a wide range of improvements and innovations for all forms of transportation, Covarrubias said.

“The TRB is one of the seven research programs of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. It provides the academy with independent and objective public policy analysis and advice to inform better decision-making, ”explained Covarrubias.

TAMIU TCBEED looks forward to networking with leading researchers and industry professionals by participating in this standing committee on international trade and transport, he said.

Located in TAMIU’s Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, TCBEED provides leadership and support to South Texas border communities in their economic development efforts, including activities in the areas of business development, l education, health, public administration and the environment.

For more information, please contact Covarrubias at 956-326-2620, email [email protected] or visit

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