As part of your campaign #ExtendOurReachthat seeks to promote Cooperation between the United States and Mexico and bring the business community closer to northeastern Mexico, AmCham Monterrey Chapter Meet with bilateral authorities to explore new opportunities and cooperation plans, for Facilitate cross-border trade Between two Laredos (Tamaulipas-Texas).
David Eaton, President of AmCham Monterrey, noted that “At AmCham we have a 105-year history of bringing Mexico and the United States together on trade and business issues.”
“With the unique situation of opportunity we live in today, the industrial communities of the Northeast share an interest in growing our business, while ensuring interconnection spaces to share our expertise and special needs,” he added.
To the meeting held in the consulate of Nuevo LaredoHenry Cuellar, a member of the US House of Representatives, was also present. Indicated the need to update And the expansion of infrastructure on the northern border of the country, for which he submitted a proposal to invest three billion dollars.
He stressed that this investment may facilitate the expansion of I-35, the hiring of customs officers and the expansion of railroad capacity, in conjunction with the Kansas City Southern.
Currently, Laredo, Texas, It is the second most important customs port in the United States.According to the Institute of Competitiveness and Foreign Trade in Nuevo Laredo, trade is worth $214 billion, which is equivalent to 5.6 percent of international trade.
AmCham Monterrey chapter is working to extend Value proposition for manufacturing companies in the region, Promoting key issues such as moving supply chains from the United States to Mexico (near abutments), facilitating trade at the border and supporting the binational business community.
The meeting was also attended by the Acting Principal Official of the US Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo Patrick Degnan. Secretary of Economic Development of Nuevo Laredo Rolando Guevara; and Armando de Lille, Vice Chair of the Foreign Trade Commission at AmCham Monterrey.