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NAFTA is essential for USA

As the presidents of two border-state chambers of commerce, we know firsthand of the power of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA is an indispensable component of our states’ economic prosperity.

Not surprisingly, our states’ international neighbors represent our largest trading partners. And for each of us, the other NAFTA partner country is our second-largest export market.

Mexico Logistics and Infrastructure

How Experts Like CPI And RL Jones Help Manufacturers Get Things Done

A Conversation With Eduardo Acosta, Vice President, RL Jones Customhouse Brokers, Inc.

Many people would have you believe that doing business with Mexico is difficult, but that is just not the case.

When expanding manufacturing operations to Mexico, companies must consider the costs and efficiency associated with moving raw materials and finished goods. Expect direct and indirect costs to include:

Canada in NAFTA

Rather than playing a weak hand during the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Canada is in a much stronger position than most people realize, says Peter Hall.

Hall, the chief economist at Export Development Canada, was in Halifax on Monday to speak to local business leaders about the economy, the dollar and what might happen if the NAFTA talks fail.

NAFTA renegotiations

LIVE in San Diego and available via Zoom to anyone, anywhere. The event for Zoom starts at 4:30pm Pacific Time (US).

Since the inception of NAFTA on Jan 1, 1994, for the first time there is a serious discussion about the U.S.’s terms within the agreement. As the future of NAFTA is renegotiated and its historical impact debated, we will discuss the practical considerations for a business today that is active in importing/exporting within North America.


NAFTA manufacturing tour in Mexico

San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently being negotiated leaving some manufacturers unsure about the future of international trade. The good news is that medical device and aerospace manufacturers in Mexico have access to other international agreements and special tariff sections that don’t depend on NAFTA. Co-Production International (CPI) is hosting a special no-cost, one-day tour and educational forum to discuss NAFTA impact on Mexico while giving attendees a first-hand look at the booming Mexico manufacturing industries.

Facilities in Tijuana, Mexico

New Facility Will Serve Contract Manufacturing Needs in Central America and the Western United States Beginning Early 2018

Brentwood Industries, Inc. is expanding operations to Tijuana, Mexico with a new manufacturing clean room facility opening early 2018. The new facility just south of San Diego, California, represents Brentwood’s first strategic international manufacturing expansion site in Latin America. Brentwood has leased a 35,000-square foot clean room facility in the modern Thomas Alva Edison Industrial Park and is expected to invest $3.5 million dollars in the build out. The Reading, Pennsylvania-based medical packaging and thermoplastic molding company has had its sights on the medical manufacturing hub of Tijuana for quite some time.

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