Category: International

The Chamber supported partner organization, Tijuana EDC, in their 2017 Board Installation. The main theme of the event was the organization’s goal of working collaboratively with its San Diego counterparts in order to achieve its role as a thriving, globally competitive region. To emphasize the importance of our bilateral relationship, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, […]

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#OneBorder

VP Paola Avila was invited to speak at the California Latino Legislative Caucus meeting in Sacramento to share with the 29 members, the collaborative efforts and mission of #OneBorder. Since its creation in 2016, OneBorder has held four stakeholders meetings with the most recent taking place last week. The meeting was hosted by the Tucson […]

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The Chamber kicked off its first cross-border business forum of the year with a focus on NAFTA and movement of goods across our border. A huge thank you to our forum sponsor BajaRail. Once again, it was standing room only with the Federal Customs Administrator in Tijuana and U.S. Representative Scott Peters among the featured […]

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The Chamber held a press conference with Tijuana partner the Economic Development Council of Tijuana (CDT) to continue the promotion of the binational region and unity through a time of much uncertainty. An invitation was made to the Baja California community to join our upcoming advocacy trip to Mexico City. Project Manager Mayra Vazquez also […]

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We are excited to have U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, host Chamber delegates at her residence in Mexico City for an exclusive reception with special invited guests including members of Congress and other federal government officials. Among the confirmed meetings for the two and a half day trip are: Mexican Senate & Congress Undersecretaries […]

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A disastrous sewage spill originating from Mexico occurred in February contaminating south county beaches as well as the San Diego Bay. U.S. officials were not notified of the spill in a timely manner which caused further impacts and anger within the region. An investigation has been launched to determine when the spill occurred, quantify how […]

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The new immigration order signed by the President goes into effect this Thursday. The order limiting travel from six countries and suspending the refugee program, restricts and destabilizes the workforce. Our business community depends on legal pathways to access the much needed workforce. To that end, VP Paola Avila joined U.S. Representative Susan Davis in […]

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The Chamber submitted a letter to the Congressional Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government in support of the Calexico POE funding. Calexico is an important port within our Cali-Baja region. Improving Calexico POE not only helps alleviate our other impacted ports, but is also critical to improving our global competitiveness. Phase 2 funding […]

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February Policy Update

To get these updates directly to your inbox, sign up for the Chamber’s Policy Update Newsletter here. — A Message Regarding U.S.-Mexico Relations With the national conversation surrounding trade renegotiations, relations between the United States and Mexico have grown uncertain. Many have asked us about our stance on the issue and the Chamber’s plans to […]

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