Category: International

The 2020 federal spending bill was approved last month which includes Chamber advocacy priorities for international business affairs such as: $14.9 billion for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which combined with fee funding, allow CBP to hire up to 1,200 field officers and 240 new agriculture specialists during fiscal year 2020. A $325 million […]

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Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders attended a celebration for the completion of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry expansion and renovation project which Jerry helped to advance as Mayor and then helped to secure funding in his position at the Chamber. The $741 million project included the reconstruction of the northbound lanes; the […]

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Worldwide, nearly 24 million patients and their companions travel abroad for medical tourism each year. The Cali-Baja region has been a magnet for individuals seeking medical assistance, from doctors and dentists to cosmetic surgeons and sophisticated treatments for cancer and other diseases. Many health care practitioners in Baja California were certified in the U.S. and […]

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As we continue our region’s work to promote trade, reduce congestion at our ports of entry, and reduce transboundary pollution, we invite you to join our delegation trip to Mexico City and make a lasting impact. The 15th Annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City will take place from March 22 – 25, 2020. We are happy […]

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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has been ratified by Congress and awaits a signature from the President. The Senate voted 89 to 10 to support the agreement on January 16. The Senate Finance Committee and five additional Senate Committees also previously approved the agreement. The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5430, the implementing bill for […]

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With a $255 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents a tremendous growth opportunity for all industries, including manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, […]

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On Tuesday, December 10, a revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, known as the USMCA, was signed by the three countries in a ceremony held in Mexico City. The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexico approved the USMCA on Thursday evening by a wide margin, 107-1. A vote in the U.S. House of Representatives […]

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Governors Gavin Newsom, Jaime Bonilla of Baja California, and Carlos Mendoza Davis of Baja California Sur, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding reestablishing the Commission of the Californias. The initiative creates a binational forum to share information on common interests and issues, as well as discussing strategies to approach a solution together. The three governors […]

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As we continue our region’s work to promote trade, reduce congestion at our ports of entry, and reduce transboundary pollution, we invite you to join our delegation trip to Mexico City and make a lasting impact: learn more here. The 15th Annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City will take place from March 22 – 25, 2020. […]

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