Category: International

This month, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero signed a new memorandum of understanding in an effort to increase collaboration between the two cities. The MOU, signed in a ceremony in Tijuana that had been delayed several times due to the pandemic, will allow San Diego and Tijuana to continue working […]

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The Chamber hosted a conversation with  Dilawar Syed as part of their International Business Affairs Forum series. Syed is a special representative for the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. During the forum, he shared an overview of resources and initiatives that help SMEs engage in international trade and the agency’s role in […]

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President Lopez Obrador was in the border region this week and held a press conference in Tijuana highlighting his commitment to addressing insecurity in the border region and federal funding for migrants. He stated that federal personnel and resources will be sent to the migrant camp at the San Ysidro land port of entry.  Read […]

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San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated the region’s outstanding commitment to binational collaboration and honored those from San Diego and Baja who are leading the way at the International Tribute Awards. This year’s International Tribute awardees are: International Business of the Year – Taylor Guitars the leading global producer of acoustic guitars with international […]

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Baja’s new state administration took office this month for a six-year tenure. Marina del Pilar Avila became the first female and youngest governor in the state’s history. She introduced members of her cabinet including Jorge Alberto Gutierrez, incoming Director of the State’s Sustainable Mobility Institute; Jose A. Medina as Secretary of Health; Netzahualcóyotl Jáuregui as […]

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The World Design Organization (WDO) announced that San Diego and Tijuana have been selected as the 2024 World Design Capital (WDC). Our region will become the first binational capital, selected as a result of our commitment to human-centered design and legacy of cross-border collaboration to transform our natural and built environments. WDC is a biennial […]

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Local Legislative Update

Here’s what happened at this week’s San Diego City Council and Committee hearings: City Council unanimously approved a change to the municipal code to eliminate minimum parking requirements for businesses located in transit priority areas and neighborhood-serving commercial areas. The Chamber was proud to support this item.  Here’s what happened at this week’s Board of […]

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On November 8, the U.S. lifted travel restrictions impacting our land ports of entry and allowed fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico to enter the country by land or ferry. In addition, starting January 2022, all inbound foreign travelers crossing into the U.S.– whether for essential or non-essential reasons – will be required to […]

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Cal/OSHA Update

Today, Cal/OSHA met for their regularly scheduled meeting. Upon introduction of the Federal Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), this meeting was expected to include a higher adoption of that guidance, which means just a wholesale inclusion of the federal language. This is hardly a controversial move as it’s legally required for states to adopt within 30 […]

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Registration is now open for this year’s International Tribute Awards taking place on Tuesday, December 7 at the Westgate Hotel. Join us to recognize the individuals and businesses that lead binational initiatives bridging the U.S. and Mexican economies. This year’s award recipients are: International Business of the Year: Taylor Guitars International Leader of the Year: […]

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