Meeting with Assistant Secretary of State

Chamber President and CEO Jerry Sanders, and Paola Avila, VP of International Business Affairs, met with Assistant Secretary Palmieri from the Department of State to discuss different issues that affect the Cali-Baja region. The meeting served as a follow-up opportunity after the Chamber’s advocacy trip to Washington D.C. in September.

Among the discussion topics, the Chamber continued its advocacy efforts for a rail port of entry at Tecate with a pre-inspection facility, support for NAFTA, advancing planning and construction of the Otay Mesa East port of entry, and a work plan between the U.S. and Mexican governments to mitigate pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.