Trade Committee Meeting with Mexican Embassy

Date: 4/7/09

The Trade Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 7, 2:30 – 3:30p.m. with José Luis Paz Vega, incoming Head, Trade and NAFTA Office of the Secretary of the Economy, Embassy of Mexico at NFTC, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC to discuss the US-Mexico commercial relationship and outstanding trade issues. His bio may be found at: JLPV english.pdf

Secretary Paz takes over this position as the primary Mexican trade official in the United States on April 1, succeeding longtime NAFTA Office Head Hector Marquez. This meeting provides an opportunity to welcome him to his new position as the U.S. works to end the current trade disputes over Mexican trucking, which has led to retaliatory tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of U.S. manufactured and agricultural exports, discuss broader issues related to Secretary of State Clinton’s current visit to Mexico and President Obama’s April 16-17 trip to Mexico ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, and beyond the current crisis, discuss U.S. business interests in developing a forward looking trilateral trade agenda for NAFTA.

This meeting is for NFTC members only and is OFF THE RECORD.

Please RSVP via email to Chuck Dittrich at if you will attend.

Also, I know many NFTC members have worked closely with Hector Marquez during his 6 years as Head of the NAFTA office at the Mexican Embassy. He is leaving to pursue private sector opportunities and will be splitting his time between Washington, DC and Mexico. If you would like to reach him, his private email is net