Category: International

Mexico’s customs (SAT) has announced flexibility regarding donations from abroad to support the victims of the Earthquake. These donations will be authorized without the need to pay neither taxes nor customs agent, and the authorization will only take one day. To see the requirements and suggested articles for donation, click here. (https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sandiego/index.php/avisos/525-how-to-help-the-victims-of-mexico-earthquake-9-19-17) International donations for […]

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Paola Avila, VP of International Business Affairs and Leadership Development, participated as a panelist at the “Leading the Way: A New Approach to American Immigration Conference” held in Washington D.C. on October 4th. She spoke about how communities from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are interconnected, and policies related to the border’s most important […]

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The California Latino Economic Institute hosted its Board of Directors Meeting on October 5th, 2017 at the SEMPRA International headquarters downtown. The Chamber worked closely with CLEI to create their agenda, which included a presentation by members Cross Border Xpress and CIR Law in representation of Latino entrepreneurs succeeding in cross border business. Kenia Zamarripa, […]

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#OneBorder, a network of private sector stakeholders promoting binational relationships and collaboration held a meeting on September 19th in Laredo, Texas. Attendees provided regional updates and followed up on items discussed at the prior meeting held in Washington D.C. in June. New participants provide an opportunity to expand our advocacy reach and impact. NAFTA, immigration […]

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) have partnered to conduct joint cargo inspections to reduce border wait times. The cross-border collaboration will be conducted at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility and it will be under the Unified Cargo Processing pilot program. The pilot program kicked off last week […]

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The International Tribute Awards Dinner recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in the binational efforts bridging U.S. and Mexican economies. This year, the Chamber is proud to present the following awards: Binational Leader of the Year – Ambassador Marcela Celorio, who serves as Mexico’s Consul General in San Diego Binational […]

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The third round of NAFTA negotiations were held in Ottawa, Canada, from September 23 – 27, 2017. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland; Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, concluded that agreed changes will increase the region’s competitiveness. Highlights include: A new chapter focused on small and medium-size […]

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The International Tribute Awards Dinner recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in the binational efforts bridging U.S. and Mexican economies. This year’s celebration will take place on Wednesday, October 25, at the Omni San Diego Hotel in the Gaslamp. As the Chamber’s marquee international event, this dinner welcomes over 200 […]

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Tecate Art Installation

Last week French artist JR unveiled an art installation at the Tecate border. Since 2001, JR has been pasting his black and white images all over the world. He launched a global campaign by placing large-scale images in public space using his camera to shine a light on community heroes, to make political statements, and […]

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The Chamber attended a binational panel hosted by the National Albondigas Political Society (NAPS) on September 8. Paola Avila, on behalf of the Chamber, participated in a panel along with Denice Garcia, Director of International Affairs from the Office of Mayor Faulconer, and David Moreno, Secretary of Economic Development of Tijuana. They discussed relevant topics […]

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