FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced she will lead her first business development mission to Mexico City and Monterrey from November 18-22, 2013. This mission will further elevate and strengthen this dynamic bilateral commercial and economic relationship and highlight new U.S. business opportunities with Mexico.
“Exports are an essential component for spurring growth and creating jobs in America,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The United States and Mexico have strong business ties and increasing opportunities for trade and collaboration between our two nations will help bolster economic success across our border.”
Mexico is the United States’ second-largest export market and third-largest trading partner. Twenty-two states in America depend on Mexico as the first or second destination for exports, and more than $1.25 billion in goods and services are traded between the U.S. and Mexico every day, supporting millions of jobs in both countries. Together with Canada, Mexico and the United States comprise one of the most competitive and successful regional economic platforms in the world.
This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Mexico by helping export-ready U.S. companies launch or increase their business in a number of key industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology, and health IT and medical devices. The mission will make stops in Mexico City and Monterrey.
Businesses interested in participating in this trade mission should call the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison at (202) 482-1360  or by visiting http://export.gov/MexicoMission2013 .
The deadline for all applications is September 13, 2013.