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Tamaulipas, CAAAREM Join Forces for Economic Growth

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Adriana Alarcón By Adriana Alarcón | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Tue, 10/17/2023 - 15:46

The Association of Customs Brokers of Nuevo Laredo, the Confederation of Customs Agents Associations (CAAAREM) and authorities from the government of Tamaulipas signed a collaboration agreement, aiming to create better conditions in the state's customs to boost the region’s economic development. The signing took place during CAAAREM’s celebration of its 85th anniversary.

According to Single Window for Foreign Trade’s (VUCEM) figures, Tamaulipas is the leading state in cash flow collection from the National Customs Agency (ANAM) foreign trade operations. Furthermore, Nuevo Laredo stands out as the top customs office in revenue, contributing over 15% of the national total in the January-July 2023 period.

The agreement was signed by Miguel Cos Nesbitt, President, CAAAREM, and Ninfa Cantú, Minister of Economic Development of Tamaulipas, to promote and strengthen the capabilities of the state's seven customs offices, attract more nearshoring investment and enhance the state’s economic by providing training to companies looking to join global value chains.

The agreement also includes customs advisory services for developing programs and promoting logistics and foreign trade activities in the state and strategic infrastructure projects in the region.

Cantú also emphasized the strength of the state's infrastructure for international trade, with 18 international border crossings that position Tamaulipas as the leading state in the nation for commercial flow by road and rail between Mexico and the US, in addition to three maritime ports.

Engie Mexico in Tamaulipas

To strengthen its alliance with the energy sector, Tamaulipas Minister of Energy José Silva visited the facilities of Engie Mexico, a company engaged in the local natural gas and electric power markets that is interested in investing in Tamaulipas. Silva visited Las Tres Mesas, City Gate and the TEP plant to oversee the operation of the wind generators that supply the state with clean and renewable energy. 

Furthermore, Ana Laura Ludlow, Vice President Chief Government Affairs and Sustainability, Engie Mexico, highlighted the work done by Governor of Tamaulipas Américo Villareal in positioning the state as a leader in the country's energy sector. 

Engie has invested in Tamaulipas’ 14 wind farms and, according to the government, has more projects in the pipeline.

Silva also presented strategic projects such as the Northern Port in Matamoros and the Brazil field in Reynosa, which aim to position the state as one of the most attractive investment destinations.


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