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December 14, 2018 // ,

Arizona-Mexico Commission

Author: Jasper Pena

Strong international relationships have never been more important. Arizona’s relationship with Mexico has never been stronger. Last week, the Arizona-Mexico Commission came together with the Comisión Sonora-Arizona at the CSA/AMC Annual Meeting in Hermosillo, where three important joint agreements were signed by Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich:

  • Coordinated Emergency Services: Establishes coordinated emergency ambulance transfers between Arizona and Sonora across the U.S.-Mexico Border. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.
  • Commercial Safety Corridor: Establishes a collaborative economic development initiative that creates a Commercial Safety Logistics Corridor along MX15, between Nogales and Guaymas, supporting secure and efficient supply chains moving through the Mariposa Port of Entry. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.
  • Chief Science Officers Expands the Chief Science Officers (CSO) Program between Arizona and Sonora, that promotes youth participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Read the full text of the agreement HERE.

The CSA/AMC Annual Meeting was followed by a trip to Mexico City led by Governor Ducey, where he attended the inauguration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Governor Ducey and the Arizona delegation also met with business leaders and officials from the new federal administration, including Mexico’s new Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, and Under Secretary for North America Jesús Seade. The trip to Mexico followed last week’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[http://]Word on the Street

 

KJZZ: ARIZONA-SONORA GOVERNORS AGREE TO SUPPORT CROSS-BORDER EDUCATION PROGRAM 

“The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program. Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich and Arizona’s Doug Ducey signed the agreement during the culminating session of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s annual meeting in Hermosillo.” MORE HERE

 

KJZZ: ARIZONA CATTLE EXPORTS TO SONORAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE COULD START SOON 

“Exporting Arizona cattle to Sonora for slaughter is currently a lengthy and costly process. But a recent binational deal between Mexican and American federal authorities will ease the inspection process, opening up new markets for the Arizona cattle industry. The details were presented at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Sonora Summit in Hermosillo Friday.” MORE HERE

 

KJZZ: ARIZONA, MEXICO OFFICIALS MEETING IN SONORA 

 “Arizona government and business leaders are joining their counterparts south of the border for the annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission this week in Sonora, Mexico. The Show was joined by KJZZ’s Kendal Blust at the Fronteras Desk in Hermosillo, where she’s reporting on the binational summit.” MORE HERE

 

KJZZ: FUNDING COMES TOGETHER FOR NOGALES COLD INSPECTION FACILITY 

“The Nogales produce industry has cobbled together most of the roughly $600,000 necessary to add a cold inspection facility at the Mariposa Port of Entry. That could allow for more berry, avocado and grape imports during the historically low-volume summer months when many seasonal workers are laid off.” MORE HERE

 

AZ CENTRAL: DUCEY TO VISIT MEXICO FOR TRADE SUMMIT, PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION 

“Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will take a two-stop trip to Mexico before the end of the year to take part in a trade mission and to witness the inauguration of the country’s incoming president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The trip was announced in a statement from the Governor’s Office on Friday.” MORE HERE

 

AZ CENTRAL: SEASON FOR SHARING: NEW MENTORING PROGRAMS MAKE A BIG IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE 

“Peña planned to take part in the Sonora Summit, an annual meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Comisión Sonora-Arizona. It was Nov. 29-30 in Hermosillo, Sonora. The summit’s goal was to develop initiatives that promote cross-border collaboration.” MORE HERE

 

Members of the Arizona-Mexico Commission are the driving spirit that continually position Arizona as a leader for international collaboration. The Arizona-Mexico Commission is Arizona’s venue for relationships, policy, and access to the state’s number one trading partner, Mexico. Since 1959, the AMC has worked to bring the right people together to advance and cultivate the Arizona-Mexico relationship.
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