Covarrubias on International Trade and Transportation Standing Committee

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Texas A&M International University’s Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development director Dr. Daniel Covarrubias has recently been appointed to serve as 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 as Committee member by Juan Carlos Villa, Committee Chair and Texas A&M Transportation Institute regional manager for Latin America.

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

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

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

The TAMIU TCBEED looks forward to networking with leading researchers and industry professionals by participating in this Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation, he said.

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

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

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