New Mexico Plans Trade Mission To Mexico City

Feb 20, 2013

The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Office of International Trade in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce will be leading a two-day trade mission to Mexico City from June 2 to 6. The trade mission will coincide with a “Doing Business in New Mexico” seminar that will highlight business opportunities for Mexican business men and women in New Mexico.

Mexico is one of the state’s top trading partners and accounted for $618 million in exports in 2012. This represents a 33 percent increase over 2011, and a record for exports to Mexico from New Mexico.

The Office of International Trade is currently recruiting New Mexico businesses to participate in the matchmaker Trade Mission to Mexico City. Interested New Mexico companies are required to request a Gold Key Service application and submit a completed form before the deadline on March 22, 2013.

Upon acceptance by the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Gold Key Service, the Economic Development Department will pay for the turnkey matchmaking service on behalf of eligible qualifying small businesses. Companies applying must be small to mid-size businesses, with at least a one year operating history and currently profitable.  Assistance for the trade mission will include bilingual Spanish-English interpreters and local transportation to meetings.

To request a Gold Key Service application call Edward R. Herrera at 505-827-0315 or by e-mail

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