Secretary Ross meets with Mexican agriculture agency – reaffirms partnership with California’s largest trading partner

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross (L) at a meeting with the Mexican agriculture agency’s coordinator for international affairs, Raul Urteaga Trani (directly across table).

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is in Mexico this week with a California Grown trade delegation focusing on expanding opportunities for California specialty crops.

Secretary Ross met with Mr. Raul Urteaga Trani, general coordinator for international affairs with Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

Mexico is California’s largest trading partner and the fifth-largest export destination for California’s agricultural products, with a value exceeding $1 billion.

The meeting provided an opportunity to share common commitments and values as well as enhance ongoing cooperation on agricultural trade.  California and Mexico share many agricultural issues – this meeting reaffirmed their partnership, and a commitment to farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers who benefit from the longstanding trade ties.

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One Response to Secretary Ross meets with Mexican agriculture agency – reaffirms partnership with California’s largest trading partner

  1. Thank you Secretary Ross for taking the trip to Mexico to meet with officials in order to keep the door open for our specialty crop exports. Of course, Mexico imports lots of great produce to us in the winter. We are great trading partners and that’s why the NAFTA renegotiations needs to leave agriculture alone.

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