The FPAA hosted a group 30 people that included lieutenant governors and secretaries of state from several U.S. states. The group was in Nogales on November 29 where they also toured the Mariposa Port of Entry and Border Patrol operations.
The event included a discussion with FPAA members about the importance of trade for the entire United States, an overview on the economic impact of the border by the chairman of the Port Authority, Guillermo Valencia, an overview from Chris Ciruli about importing produce and the FPAA members’ importance in providing fresh produce to North America, how items crossing the border in Nogales are important for each state across the U.S., and a tour of a local produce warehouse.
The Mexican Ambassador to the United States, Carlos Manual Sada, also attended the event and talked to the participants about the importance of the Mexico-U.S. relationship, the enhanced economic viability of both countries, and more.
The FPAA would like to thank all the members that attended the event to personally speak with the lieutenant governors and secretaries of state, the members that send pallets of produce for displays at the event, and that provided information and feedback in preparation for the event.