Category: Policy

Temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico were extended for an additional thirty days to  June 21. U.S. and Mexican federal authorities are working to increase flexibility on restrictions starting June 22 based on the propagation indexes of COVID-19 and the number of vaccines administered on […]

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San Diego and Baja California have leveraged complementing resources to create a $2.5 Billion co-producing manufacturing supply chain and became, together, the largest medical device cluster in the world. Our binational Cali-Baja region is home to global companies that have settled here thanks to our strategic geographic location that provides them with access to Latin […]

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After over a year of travel restrictions impacting land ports of entry, Texas Representative Henry Cuellar introduced a bill to establish a Land Port of Entry Modernization Trust Fund. H.R. 3028 would specifically create a trust fund within the U.S. Treasury for investments in land ports of entry in order to: Build new land ports […]

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Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Lopez Obrador met virtually earlier this month to discuss the important partnership between our two countries and recognized the urgency to work together toward economic recovery, improved climate resilience, and additional economic opportunities and security cooperation. Both leaders agreed to join forces to establish a strategic partnership to […]

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CalOSHA’s board decided last week to table proposed changes to the Emergency Temporary Standards that have sweeping impacts for employers statewide. The Chamber team was among many who submitted formal comments to the board requesting that they provide much stronger clarification as to how businesses would track the status of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated employees, among […]

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During an announcement by President Biden on Wednesday that he had met his goal of 200 million coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, the President also called on all employers to provide paid time off for employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. To help offset the cost, the President announced a new […]

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Following calls for more clear guidance from employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has said it will be providing an update in the near future. Currently, most employers trying to navigate the employee vaccine situation and how it impacts return to work have done so with frustratingly little details. As a result, they’re asking the […]

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Elections for governor, as well as for local offices across Baja, will take place in June. MORENA (President Lopez Obrador’s political party) announced its candidates for municipal elections in Baja: Montserrat Caballero for the City of Tijuana; Norma Bustamante for the City of Mexicali; Dario Benitez for the City of Tecate; and Armando Ayala and […]

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  A troubling trend is emerging with regard to unemployment numbers in California. While employment rates numbers over the past few months appear to be improving, it is only partially due to more Californians returning to work. In actuality, it has to do with a concerning portion of the workforce simply leaving entirely, meaning that […]

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As part of international efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the U.S. loaned 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada – an action that will not have an impact on vaccine supply within the United States. Mexico is also undergoing the first phase of the clinical trials for […]

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