Exporting to Mexico & the Maquiladora Industry: Meet with Mexican Buyers

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
8:30a.m.- 3:30p.m.
$25 (Lunch & Parking included)


Chaffey College Chino Community Center
5890 College Park Avenue
Chino, California 91710

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The U.S. Commercial Service will host an all day event providing an overview of selling to the Mexican Maquiladora Industry. Learn how to export your products/services to Maquila representatives from Juarez, Monterrey, and Tijuana, Mexico.

What is a Maquiladora?
Mexican name for manufacturing operations in a free trade zone where factories import material and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then re-export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.

Learn about:

  • Maquila border opportunities and best prospects
  • Update on Mexican Law and Financing exports to Mexico’s Maquilas
  • Strategies for a successful cross border business relationship
  • Company overview of Maquiladoras and their needs
  • Meet one-on-one with Maquiladora representatives

Best Prospects:

  • Raw Materials
  • Electronic & Industrial Components
  • Machinery instrumentation and tools
  • Chemicals and other raw materials
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Safety and security equipment
  • Building materials
  • Power generation and environmental industrial equipment
  • Services, logistics and transportation services
  • Metal Materials
  • Plastic Materials
  • Metal heat treating
  • Steel
  • Foil

As the U.S. and Mexican economies experience further integration, there are more than 5,000 maquiladora plants throughout Mexico, 60 percent of which are located along the U.S.-Mexico border, will have an ongoing need to source quality inputs, equipment and services from U.S. industry.

For more information, please contact:

Erica Ramirez, Senior International Trade Specialist

U.S. Commercial Service, Inland Empire U.S. Export Assistance Center
909-390-8491 or erica.ramirez@trade.gov

Geoffrey Bogart, Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service, San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center

858-390-8491 or geoffrey.bogart@trade.gov

Robert Queen, Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, El Paso U.S. Export Assistance Center

915-929-6971 or robert.queen@trade.gov

City of Chino

Cruz Esparza IV, Business Development Manager
909-590-5502 or cesparza@cityofchino.org

Chaffey College

Sandra Sisco, Executive Business Liaison

909-390-8491 or erica.ramirez@trade.gov


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