Category: International

Earlier this month, the Chamber hosted a presentation and roundtable discussion with John G. Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Murphy provided an overview on where U.S. trade policy is headed and presented an early assessment of the revised trade agreement for North America. Nearly 3.6 billion in […]

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On January 29th, the Chamber partnered with Consejo Coordinador Empresarial in Tijuana to host an informational forum that provided an overview of the revised agreement and discussed the possible impacts on our binational region. Moderated by Luis Hernandez, President of INDEX Tijuana, our panelists included Gustavo de Hoyos Walther, President of COPARMEX Mexico, Manuel Muñiz, […]

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As champions of our binational region, the Chamber works to promote the economic opportunity that the border provides through robust cross border collaboration and partnerships. As such, we take every opportunity to correct the misrepresentations of our region as they could damage our economy and global competitiveness. San Diego has always been among the list […]

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Trade between the U.S. and Mexico has increased exponentially with California’s exports to Mexico have grown by 311 percent since 1993. Infrastructure to facilitate this trade has not kept up with this pace.  The Chamber has long advocated for expanding the North American Development Bank (NADBank)’s role to pursue investments in international land port of […]

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On February 14th the Senate approved the Federal Spending Bill, below are the highlights that will affect our region. $191 million to renovate and expand the Calexico West Port of Entry, including a new pedestrian processing facility and additional north and southbound inspection lanes. $15 million for EPA’s Border Water Infrastructure Grant Program to prevent […]

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Over the past year, issues surrounding trade, border security, the environment, and infrastructure improvements have put a spotlight on our border region. Now, with a new Presidential administration in Mexico, it is important that we share our region’s story of successful collaboration and reaffirm our commitment to the U.S.-Mexico relationship. We can’t do it alone. We need all […]

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Nearly $3.6 billion in trade takes place daily between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, and 14 million jobs in the U.S. are supported by trade within North America. The CaliBaja region is globally competitive because of our strong collaborative relationship. In fact, San Diego and Baja California’s integrated manufacturing supply chain is valued at $2.5 […]

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A revised trilateral agreement was reached last September which will govern more than $1.3 trillion worth of trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. If approved, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. While the two documents are largely similar, USMCA updates various chapters in NAFTA and […]

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President López Obrador visited Tijuana earlier this month to present a new program he calls Zona Libre or “Free Zone” which aims to encourage economic development along Mexico’s northern border. This decree is now in effect through 2020. The Free Zone covers the entire 1954 mile border with the U.S. and an area of 12 […]

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