"Local exports on the rise The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) released new export data that shows merchandise exports from the San Diego-Carlsbad metropolitan area totaled a record $17.9 billion, an increase of 4 percent or $702 million from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped San Diego to remain a top metropolitan area for exports in 2013. Earlier this year, a local collaboration released a Global San Diego Export Plan in conjunction with the Brookings Institution. The plan serves as a road map to help local companies adopt a export-oriented, global mindset."
The California Centers for International Trade Development, in collaboration with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is hosting a global trade event featuring California's consumer oriented food products. This event provides California's food producers and exporters the opportunity to meet with over 40 buyers from China, South Korea and Southeast Asia.
MEXICO CITY – On the first full day of the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne, signed a climate change agreement with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and joined Visit California and AeroMexico to launch a new marketing campaign in Mexico to promote travel to the Golden State.
Stefan Selig has been head of the U.S. International Trade Administration for only three months and the former bank executive has already learned how important Mexico is to the United States' economic health.
Join the U.S. Department of Commerce, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, CMTC - California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (DEITAC), and Center for International Trade Development on a trade mission to the most important manufacturing supply chain trade show in Northwest Mexico -BajaMak - which will be held in Tijuana, Mexico.
David Petraeus and Michael O'Hanlon contend that the charter on the Export-Import Bank must be renewed. They find it hard to see why such an agreement would be controversial and lay out several reasons the bank is necessary.
"San Diego is one region to embrace this "metropolitan first" ethos. This week, EDC – along with numerous regional partners – released the “Global San Diego Export Plan” which focuses on growing our metropolitan economy and creating jobs through exports. The release of the export plan is part of San Diego’s continued participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co."
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea
October 19-23, 2014
"Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a Healthcare and Energy Business Development Mission to Asia with stops in Japan and South Korea from October 19-23, 2014. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Asia by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors. In both countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money to develop both sectors."