Category: International

The Chamber is proud to partner with UnidosUS Annual Conference, an exclusive experience gathering over 3,000 community leaders, activists, volunteers; elected and appointed officials; members of the corporate, philanthropic, and academic communities; college students; and youth. This year, the UnidosUS Annual Conference will be taking place in San Diego from Saturday, August 3 to Tuesday, […]

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Chamber VP Paola Avila, serving as Border Trade Alliance Chair, and The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute invite you to the sixth annual high-level “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Location: the Wilson Center in Washington, […]

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The Chamber met with regional stakeholders from both sides of the border to discuss initiatives and infrastructure projects to address the Tijuana River Valley transboundary pollution. This meeting was co-hosted by The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The agenda included […]

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The Chamber’s Cross-Border Business Forum provided a look into Baja California’s elections. Political journalists and pollsters discussed candidates’ proposals in relation to cross-border priorities such as infrastructure and growing our binational economy. The top three priorities for citizens during the election were: Security Transportation, and Economic Development Panelists were in agreement that all parties faced […]

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce released the following statement from President and CEO Jerry Sanders about the agreement between the U.S. and Mexico preventing the implementation of tariffs on imports from Mexico: “This is welcomed news by the thousands of businesses across the U.S. that were grappling with the uncertainty these threats cause. […]

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Chamber VP Paola Avila serving as Border Trade Alliance Chair and The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute invite you to the sixth annual high-level “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/sixth-annual-building-competitive-us-mexico-border-conference Location: the Wilson Center in […]

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Earlier this year, representatives from Mexican Customs created a working group to advance border infrastructure projects in our region, including the Otay Mesa East Point of Entry and the proposed rail port of entry at Tecate featuring joint inspection facilities. The working group is comprised of representatives from SANDAG, Caltrans, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, […]

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The Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, co-hosted a two-day program focused on empowering women in leadership in Baja California. The program provided participants with information, access to resources, and a network of regional leaders that can help them fulfill their goals. The agenda included a full-day seminar in San Diego followed […]

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The following op-ed appeared in The Daily Transcript on May 10, 2019 Blurred border vision puts economies at risk By Paola Avila Threats to close the border did not materialize so we must be in the clear, right? Think again. The threat alone discouraged trade and travel and now looms over our economy with its […]

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