Category: International

On August 7th, the Chamber hosted a Good Government Speaker Series roundtable discussion on NAFTA renegotiations with Congressman Darrell Issa. San Diego and Baja California have leveraged NAFTA to create a $2.5 billion manufacturing supply chain that supports co-production between the two cities. Congressman Issa highlighted the importance on modernizing NAFTA and harmonizing environmental standards […]

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Build Ties to Canada’s Business Capital MAPLE Business Council® is organizing a special two-day delegation to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for businesses, investors, exporters and service providers to get a turnkey overview of Canada’s largest market (4th largest in North America). Learn more here.

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On August 2nd, Councilmember Georgette Gómez introduced a resolution at the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee opposing the President’s Executive Order 13767 and House of Representative Bill 1813 – The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. Double taxation of U.S. and non-U.S. citizens result in a decrease in the amount of dollars individuals and countries […]

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California Senator Ben Hueso’s State Senate Bill 357 would establish a California trade office in Mexico City. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is the official sponsor of the bill recognizing the importance of having boots on the ground representation at the government and financial capital of our number one trading partner. Q: Why […]

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On July 27th, Republican leadership in Congress and the White House formally stepped down from pushing the Border Adjustment Tax. The BAT would have offered tax breaks to U.S. companies exporting goods overseas, but add a tax as high as 20 percent on imported goods. The border adjustment provision was introduced to the U.S. House […]

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Seventeen Mayors from border cities along the U.S. – Mexico border gathered for the Border Mayors Association Binational Summit 2017 hosted in San Diego and Tijuana on July 26th and 27th. Jerry Sanders gave welcoming remarks as one of the three mayors who founded the organization when he served as the Mayor of San Diego. […]

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Last month Baja California hosted a Health and Wellness Forum.  It welcomed more than 2,000 national and international attendees with more than 80 exhibitors, conferences, panel discussions, and a gastronomic garden. Mexico is the second most visited location for health and wellness tourism worldwide. The state of Baja welcomed over 2.4 million patients and companions […]

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The Chamber hosted a presentation by Anthony Kleppe, Senior Asset Manager with the General Services Administration (GSA), where he announced a temporary closure of all southbound vehicle traffic on the I-5 and I-805 freeways. Traffic will be redirected to State Route 905 from 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd until noon on Monday, September 25th, […]

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After much advocacy from the Chamber and partner organizations, PedWest southbound was opened on July 31st, operating daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The completion of this project will significantly improve the efficient movement of the 63,000 pedestrians crossing each day by providing a second pedestrian entrance into Mexico at El Chaparral-San Ysidro Port […]

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The San Diego Padres are seeking nominations for the 2017 Hispanic Heritage Comunidad Awards. The awards honor community leaders or organizations that have made significant contributions to the region’s Hispanic community within the Padres Foundation’s four focus areas: LIVE (health & mentorship), LEARN (education), PLAY (recreation), and SERVE (volunteerism, military, and first responders). One nominee […]

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