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California – Mexico Trade Initiative in Mexico City

calibaja, trade missionCristina Hermosillo,  president of the board of the Tijuana EDC, will join a binational delegation of business leaders and government representatives, in the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce`s 11th annual advocacy trip to Mexico City from April 17th to 20th, 2016.

The purpose of this collaborative effort is to bring federal attention to the region, meeting face to face with key government officials and think tank leaders in Mexico, to gain support on issues that impact the cross-border region such as trade, industry, cross-border infrastructure, renewable energy, investment in telecommunications among other topics.

This year´s itinerary includes meetings with Mexico City’s leading government officials and agencies including the Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell; Customs Administrator, Ricardo Trevino Chapa; Senate President Ricardo Gil Zuarth; Undersecretary of Foreign Relations for North America, Carlos Perez Verdia, and a meeting with members of the Mexican Congress representing the border area.

“Baja California- California delegation advocates for new policies that help us to strengthen our regional competitiveness, and that address the day-to-day lives of people who live and work along the border, easing the flow of trade and commuters both sides of the border”, said Cristina Hermosillo. Tijuana EDC has collaborated with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce since the creation of this powerful initiative.

“The strong, unified voice of both San Diego and Baja business leaders and government officials joining our annual delegation trip to Mexico City speaks volumes for the commitment to collaboration that has made our region a top global competitor,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber. “Creating the opportunity for dialogue with the leadership in Mexico City is essential to advocating for our binational region because the positive impacts of our region’s cross-border commerce don’t always reach that level.”

CaliBaja has become one of the leading mega-regions in the world. With a combined population of more than 6.5 million people, a 28,656 square mile footprint, and connected to world´s major markets by two international airports, three land ports of entry and two major seaports.

If you´re interested in joining the mission as part of the strong, unified voice representing California-Baja California region, click here.

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