Category: International

Christopher Landau was sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Mexico last week and arrived to his post in Mexico City on Friday. Upon arriving, the new Ambassador shared this: “I arrive with my hand extended. The United States wins when there is a prosperous and stable Mexico, and Mexico wins when there is […]

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The Chamber’s International Business Affairs Committee met with the new Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, to continue strengthening the working relationship with the Mexican federal government. Ambassador González previously served as Consul General of Mexico in Austin, Texas (2015-2019), and in Sacramento (2009-2015). IBA Committee members shared that our […]

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Chamber VP of International Business Affairs, Paola Avila, joined the Michigan Grand Rapids Chamber and San Antonio Chamber on a panel at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Conference in Long Beach. The panel titled “Harnessing the Power of Immigration for Growth” provided an overview of best practices to integrate immigrants into […]

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With U.S. Congressional approval of NAFTA’s replacement pending, the House working group tasked with negotiations with the U.S. Trade Representative is making significant progress. Meanwhile, we continue working with business leaders and industry associations to secure support from members of congress across the U.S. Congressmember Blumenauer (OR) led a three-day, bipartisan congressional delegation to Mexico […]

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Earlier this year, 545 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were reassigned from Laredo, El Paso, and San Diego to aid border patrol with immigrant detention centers and processing. In San Diego specifically,  51 officers were moved from the local field office which represented 6 percent of San Diego’s CBP workforce. This decreased staffing resulted […]

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Recognized as the Craft Beer Capital of America, San Diego County is home to 130 craft breweries which produced over 1 million barrels of beer in 2017. San Diego’s beer selection is as diverse as each of the neighborhood breweries that put their spin on classic and truly distinctive styles. The county’s breweries have brought […]

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This year’s UnidosUS  Annual Conference (formerly known as NCLR) will take place at San Diego’s Convention Center from Saturday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 6, 2019. For event details, or to register, please visit the UnidosUS website. The Chamber is proud to partner with UnidosUS Annual Conference, site of innovative workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, that […]

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Border Energy Forum

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to collaborate with the North American Development Bank, NADB, on their upcoming XXIV Border Energy Forum. This forum brings together local and state officials, private sector developers, academics, large commercial users, and energy experts from the U.S. and Mexico. NADB is an organization committed to providing […]

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The Chamber applauds our San Diego Congressional delegation for their ongoing efforts to address transboundary pollution along the U.S.-Mexico border. The House-passed appropriations package for 2020 includes $30 million in funds for the Border Water Infrastructure Program – twice the amount approved in 2018. Congressmembers Vargas, Davis, Peters, and Levin’s amendments to the appropriations package […]

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