Udall Urges NM Businesses to Join Development Mission to Mexico

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. 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 Nov.18-22.

In a letter to area business leaders, Udall highlighted the potential commercial opportunities it could open up for local businesses with Mexico.

“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,” Udall said. “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 Sept. 13 deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 



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