Regional
11:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Udall Urges Businesses To Participate In Trade Mission To Mexico

Credit Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

  U.S. Senator Tom Udall is encouraging New Mexico businesses to join U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on a business development mission to Mexico from November 18-22, 2013. In a letter to area business leaders, Udall highlighted the potential commercial opportunities it could open up for local businesses with Mexico.

Udall is asking editors and broadcasters to help inform small business owners of the exciting opportunity to help New Mexico businesses take full advantage of the commercial opportunities with Mexico’s businesses.

“Companies from past trade missions reported that the meetings they participated in helped develop relationships and create business leads that would have taken years to establish on their own,” said Udall in the letter. “They also found the mission invaluable in providing a better understanding of the economic and political state of the country as well as local business practices.”

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the mission will focus on initiating or expanding export opportunities for U.S. businesses in the advanced manufacturing, information communication technologies and health IT and medical devices sectors. The mission will include stops in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.

Mexico is the second-largest export market for the U.S. and our third-largest trading partner. With more than $1.25 billion in goods and services already traded between the United States and Mexico every day, this fast growing market offers a wealth of opportunities for U.S. companies.

Interested businesses should apply immediately either online at http://www.export.gov/MexicoMission2013 or by contacting the Office of Business Liaison at BusinessLiaison@doc.gov or 202-482-1360.  Recruitment will conclude no later than Friday, September 13, 2013, and applications received after the September 13th deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 

Below is the body of the letter Udall sent to local business leaders:

I am pleased to announce that Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a Business Development Mission to Mexico from November 18-22, 2013.  I encourage you to consider participating in this mission and take advantage of the potential business opportunities it could open for you in our neighboring country.

The mission will focus on initiating or expanding export opportunities for U.S. businesses in the advanced manufacturing, information communication technologies, and health IT and medical devices sectors. The mission will include stops in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico.   Participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened potential partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees.  The agenda will also include meetings with high-level national and local government officials, networking opportunities, and country and industry briefings.

Mexico is the second-largest export market for the U.S. and our third-largest trading partner.  With more than $1.25 billion in goods and services already traded between the United States and Mexico every day, this fast growing market offers a wealth of opportunities for U.S. companies.

Companies from past trade missions reported that the meetings they participated in helped develop relationships and create business leads that would have taken years to establish on their own.  They also found the mission invaluable in providing a better understanding of the economic and political state of the country as well as local business practices.

If you believe your business could benefit from joining this trade mission, you should apply immediately either online at http://www.export.gov/MexicoMission2013 or by contacting the Office of Business Liaison at BusinessLiaison@doc.gov or 202-482-1360.  Recruitment will conclude no later than Friday, September 13, 2013, and applications received after the September 13th deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.  For more information, please see the attached flyer.

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                   

                                                                                    Tom Udall

                                                                                    United States Senator