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New Mexico Trade Alliance Welcome to the New Mexico Trade Alliance's page! Look to this page for information about international business development opportunities for New Mexico companies and international trade/economic development news updates.

The New Mexico Trade Alliance partners with local, state and federal government to provide export assistance to New Mexico companies. We also work hand-in-hand with economic development leaders to develop new initiatives that will increase New Mexico's global competitiveness and connectivity.

The New Mexico Trade Alliance partners with local, state and federal government to provide export assistance to New Mexico companies. We also work hand-in-hand with economic development leaders to develop new initiatives that will increase New Mexico's global competitiveness and connectivity.

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The Trade Alliance is proud to lead this effort on behalf of AFRL and the Space Force. Big things to come for New Mexico...
10/29/2021
Space startups selected for accelerator program in New Mexico - SpaceNews

The Trade Alliance is proud to lead this effort on behalf of AFRL and the Space Force. Big things to come for New Mexico!

A new accelerator program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Space Force announced Oct. 27 it has selected six U.S. and international startups for its first cohort.

October is #Manufacturing Month! The Export-Import Bank of the United States and U.S. Small Business Administration amon...
09/21/2021

October is #Manufacturing Month! The Export-Import Bank of the United States and U.S. Small Business Administration among others are hosting a series of virtual roundtables featuring accomplished small business manufacturers and experts. Hear their secrets and insights to help you grow your company’s #international sales. 🏗

Registration Link: https://grow.exim.gov/manufacturing-month-2021

October is #Manufacturing Month! The Export-Import Bank of the United States and U.S. Small Business Administration among others are hosting a series of virtual roundtables featuring accomplished small business manufacturers and experts. Hear their secrets and insights to help you grow your company’s #international sales. 🏗

Registration Link: https://grow.exim.gov/manufacturing-month-2021

The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and Global Ties ABQ are hosting a series of discussions regarding the 50th an...
09/20/2021

The UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute and Global Ties ABQ are hosting a series of discussions regarding the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention!

Register now for Session 2 to engage in a conversation about the challenges of #agriculture 🌱🌾as a form of world heritage: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yEXzQZORQmu64LmtKRTghA

We have #partnered up with the The University of New Mexico - UNM's UNM Anderson School of Management and the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute in hosting the #WorldHeritage and Nation-States series. On the 50th #anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, we aim to develop recommendations in addressing new challenges of world heritage. Join us this Friday at 4 pm for the second session of the World Heritage Convention Revisited session 2.

Please visit our website to register for the free event. https://www.globaltiesabq.org/current-programs/world-heritage-and-nation-states/session-2-agricultural-landscapes-as-world-heritage/

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It's been two years since we've done an in person trade show! Thrilled to have 4 world-class New Mexico small businesses...
09/01/2021

It's been two years since we've done an in person trade show! Thrilled to have 4 world-class New Mexico small businesses representing our state in the New Mexico Pavillion at the Florida International Medical Expo: Kinesio Tape, Sombra Natural Pain Relieving Gels, Bee Clean and Eyestar. #newmexicotrue #FIME

Join us for an in-person and interactive conversation with the Head of the North America Unit of the 🇲🇽 Mexican Secretar...
07/19/2021
Head of the North America Unit: Roberto Velasco Álvarez Event

Join us for an in-person and interactive conversation with the Head of the North America Unit of the 🇲🇽 Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations Roberto Velasco Álvarez to discuss bilateral trade and investment under the #USMCA.

RSVP today: https://tinyurl.com/subc3w

Head of the North America Unit: Roberto Velasco Álvarez - Aug 4th, 3:00pm MDT | Aug 4th, 4:00pm MDT - 1309 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA

Happening today at 3pm! Learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis from Harvard Professor Serhii Plokhii.
07/16/2021
Nuclear Folly - July 16

Happening today at 3pm! Learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis from Harvard Professor Serhii Plokhii.

Friday, July 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time

We are thrilled to share that the U.S. Department of Commerce is reopening the New Mexico Export Assistance Center in Al...
07/12/2021
Trade Specialist

We are thrilled to share that the U.S. Department of Commerce is reopening the New Mexico Export Assistance Center in Albuquerque! The GS-13 USEAC Director position is open for applications and will close on Thursday, July 29th. Please share with anyone who you think is a good fit/qualified for this extremely important position in our state!

This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, in metropolitan Albuquerque, New Mexico. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the organization in strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring....

Join us and 🇺🇿 Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the USA and Canada Javlon Vakhabov for a conversation about the country's ope...
06/29/2021

Join us and 🇺🇿 Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the USA and Canada Javlon Vakhabov for a conversation about the country's openness policy that has made visa-free travel for 86 countries, the transformation of the country's investment climate that has quadrupled since 2016, and the vast majority of reforms including in business.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce: 1309 4TH ST SW, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102

Please RSVP by messaging us or emailing [email protected]

Join us and 🇺🇿 Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the USA and Canada Javlon Vakhabov for a conversation about the country's openness policy that has made visa-free travel for 86 countries, the transformation of the country's investment climate that has quadrupled since 2016, and the vast majority of reforms including in business.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce: 1309 4TH ST SW, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87102

Please RSVP by messaging us or emailing [email protected]

Missed today's webinar on export/import logistics and supply chain management? No worries, you can watch it here:
06/23/2021
International Shipping and Supply Chain Webinar

Missed today's webinar on export/import logistics and supply chain management? No worries, you can watch it here:

Sponsored by the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department and in partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, City of Albuquerque...

Did you know that in addition to export assistance,  the Trade Alliance also supports the City of Albuquerque with its f...
06/23/2021

Did you know that in addition to export assistance, the Trade Alliance also supports the City of Albuquerque with its foreign relations activities? This particular very high level Spanish delegation was comprised of a Spanish Foreign Affairs Undersecretary, Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. and Spanish Consul General. They were in town celebrating the great work of ABQ's Instituto Cervantes to whom the Mayor issued a proclamation. These visits are extremely important to generate visibility about New Mexico on a global scale.

Join us for an interactive conversation with industry experts as we discuss how your company can efficiently ship your p...
06/15/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: International Shipping and Supply Chain Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join us for an interactive conversation with industry experts as we discuss how your company can efficiently ship your product to international customers. 🌎🛫🛳

June 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Register today: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5I430oNDTW2_tgEzKWpRFg

The New Mexico Economic Development Department in partnership with the New Mexico Trade Alliance, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, City of Albuquerque, and Bernalillo County is proud to present the International Shipping and Supply Chain Webinar. International shipping adds a whole other lev...

ICYMI: Companies can take advantage of up to $26,000 in NM STEP Grant funds! Learn more about how to apply for the grant...
06/03/2021
Supplier Association: Resources for E-Commerce and Exporting

ICYMI: Companies can take advantage of up to $26,000 in NM STEP Grant funds! Learn more about how to apply for the grant and other exporting resources in this webinar recording hosted by The Borderplex Alliance. 🌎

The meeting features an exciting panel of leaders from both Mexico and the United States who discuss the resources that their respective offices have availab...

Attention New Mexico food manufacturers! There is assistance and free money on the table to generate international sales...
05/27/2021
NMDA to host export training seminar for New Mexico agriculturalists June 17 - New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Attention New Mexico food manufacturers! There is assistance and free money on the table to generate international sales!

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) will host its next iteration in a series of export training seminars at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The seminar will feature presenters Randy Trask, President of the New Mexico International Trade Alliance; Marco Albarrán, CEO of Latin American trade co...

🗓 Join us next Thursday for a webinar hosted by The Borderplex Alliance where we will speak about how companies can take...
05/21/2021
Resources for E-Commerce and Exporting

🗓 Join us next Thursday for a webinar hosted by The Borderplex Alliance where we will speak about how companies can take advantage of up to $26,000 in NM STEP Grant funds to gain or grow international sales!

Register Today! The Borderplex Alliance invites you to attend its next Manufacturing Supplier Association meeting on May 27th at noon. The meeting will feature an exciting panel of leaders from both M

Apply now to participate in the "5 Cities in 5 Days" European Health-Tech Innovation Week using NM STEP Grant funds!
04/27/2021
NM STEP Grant Eligible

Apply now to participate in the "5 Cities in 5 Days" European Health-Tech Innovation Week using NM STEP Grant funds!

NM STEP Grant funds available to NM life science and health-tech companies to participate in EU trade show week

Proud to see Q Station coverage on the news following the announcement that we have been awarded a $750,000 U.S. Economi...
04/23/2021
‘Q Station’ aims to be collaborative technology hub in Nob Hill

Proud to see Q Station coverage on the news following the announcement that we have been awarded a $750,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration SPRINT grant to build out our technology and start programing. #sprintchallenge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new hub in Albuquerque aims to bring new business to the state. A ribbon-cutting was held Thursday for Q Station in Nob Hill at 3225 Central Ave. It’s a pro…

04/23/2021
Photos from CABQ Economic Development Department's post
04/23/2021

Photos from CABQ Economic Development Department's post

Q Station featured in the Albuquerque Journal. We're proud of the $750,000 award from the U.S. Economic Development Admi...
04/23/2021
Hub for space, directed energy lands in Nob Hill

Q Station featured in the Albuquerque Journal. We're proud of the $750,000 award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration SPRINT grant to build out our technology and start programing! #sprintchallenge

Q station will help Air Force join with potential partners in ABQ's growing commercial space sector

Did you know the Trade Alliance is the Air Force Research Lab's economic development contractor in New Mexico? Yesterday...
04/23/2021

Did you know the Trade Alliance is the Air Force Research Lab's economic development contractor in New Mexico? Yesterday, along with our partners, we were proud to launch Q Station, New Mexico's first Aerospace and Directed Energy Tech collaboration hub. Located in Nob Hill, Q Station will serve as a landing pad for domestic and international space technology companies to set up shop in ABQ. We kicked off the announcement with the great news we were just awarded a $750k U.S. Economic Development Administration SPRINT grant to build out our technology and start programing! #sprintchallenge

Learn more about Q Station at: https://www.qstation.tech/

The Center for International Studies - Albuquerque International Association (CFIS-AIA) is seeking to hire a part-time E...
04/16/2021

The Center for International Studies - Albuquerque International Association (CFIS-AIA) is seeking to hire a part-time Executive Director based in Albuquerque, NM beginning in July. Deadline to apply is May 15. Submit cover letter, detailed resume and 2 to 3 letters of recommendation to [email protected]. No phone calls please.

Learn more about CFS-AIA at http://www.abqinternational.org/

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of virtual export training seminars for NM #agriculture and...
03/31/2021

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of virtual export training seminars for NM #agriculture and #food companies. The first of these no cost seminars is Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. MT and will feature presentations from the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, Imalinx and a Canadian market representative.

These seminars will consist of presentations covering a wide range of topics, including: market assessments, technical and logistical information, insight and export strategies, and available resources.

Register today: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rduiopzIpE92OAscG4Ox_R8FvOA5U7Kpl

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of virtual export training seminars for NM #agriculture and #food companies. The first of these no cost seminars is Thursday, April 8 at 10 a.m. MT and will feature presentations from the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, Imalinx and a Canadian market representative.

These seminars will consist of presentations covering a wide range of topics, including: market assessments, technical and logistical information, insight and export strategies, and available resources.

Register today: https://nmsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rduiopzIpE92OAscG4Ox_R8FvOA5U7Kpl

"The mammoth cargo ship blocking one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries was wrenched from the shoreline and fin...
03/29/2021
Suez Canal Live Updates: The Ever Given Is Free, Clearing Way for Traffic to Resume

"The mammoth cargo ship blocking one of the world’s most vital maritime arteries was wrenched from the shoreline and finally set free on Monday, raising hopes that traffic could soon resume in the Suez Canal and limit the economic fallout of the disruption."

Aided by the moon and the tides, the giant container ship was wrenched from the shore on Monday afternoon, six days after blocking the vital trade route.

Trade Alliance President Randy Trask was recently featured as an ABQ Business First New Mexican you need to know!  It's ...
03/18/2021
Melinda Allen, Monique Fragua, Randy Trask are 3 New Mexicans to know - Albuquerque Business First

Trade Alliance President Randy Trask was recently featured as an ABQ Business First New Mexican you need to know! It's especially true right now as the Trade Alliance is now managing the State of New Mexico's SBA STEP grant program. Eligible local companies can apply for up to $25,000 dollars to pay for international trade shows, website optimization or global market research/matchmaking! Funds are limited and first come first served!

New Mexico lost 65,000 jobs from the end of 2019 to the end of 2020.

Exactly one year ago, the New Mexico Trade Alliance's CoPilot #softlanding program was featured on The Japan Times newsp...
03/09/2021

Exactly one year ago, the New Mexico Trade Alliance's CoPilot #softlanding program was featured on The Japan Times newspaper. Though the program has gone virtual among the pandemic, it continues to assist foreign SMEs successfully plan an expansion into the US and highlight the economic opportunities in Albuquerque.

🗞️ Online article: shorturl.at/nrtvH
✈️ More info on CoPilot: shorturl.at/lEHR2

The no-cost Virtual Infrastructure Summit: UAE 🇦🇪 & Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 is an opportunity for U.S. companies to learn about ...
03/01/2021
MENA Infra Summit

The no-cost Virtual Infrastructure Summit: UAE 🇦🇪 & Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 is an opportunity for U.S. companies to learn about the latest industry trends and projects, identify emerging markets, and connect with key government officials, industry decision makers, government agencies (such as the U.S. Department of Commerce and Export-Import Bank of the United States) and procuring agencies!

Infrastructure Summits

"The UK will apply to join a free trade area with 11 Asia and Pacific nations on Monday, a year after it officially left...
02/02/2021
UK applying to join Asia-Pacific free trade pact CPTPP

"The UK will apply to join a free trade area with 11 Asia and Pacific nations on Monday, a year after it officially left the EU."

If successful, Britain will join a club including Japan and Australia and covering 500m people.

With just days to spare....
12/24/2020
Brexit trade deal reached between UK and European Union

With just days to spare....

The United Kingdom and European Union have reached a post-Brexit trade agreement after months of fraught negotiations. The breakthrough averts a much-feared "no-deal" scenario that would have sparked economic chaos and risked major disruption to the flow of goods and medicines.

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season. Have a wonderful New Year and Happy Holidays! 🎁🎊🧨
12/24/2020

Wishing you every happiness this holiday season. Have a wonderful New Year and Happy Holidays! 🎁🎊🧨

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🚀 Welcome back to Q Station. We hope everyone had a great holiday break! Meet Alejandro Aldama, Fulbright intern at The New Mexico Trade Alliance He is currently studying at The University of New Mexico - UNM at The Anderson School of Management and works out of Q Station. Thanks Dr. Manuel Montoya for sharing this delicious #Rosca with us today! 😋 #welcomeback #UNM #collaboration #diadereyes
New Mexico is the place to Space! Friday NewSpace New Mexico was honored to win the Albuquerque Business First Deal of the Year in the Aerospace Category. Today NewSpace New Mexico is excited to announce that our New Space Valley Coalition team - CNM Central New Mexico Community College, NewSpace New Mexico, New Mexico Trade Alliance, Spaceport America - made it as one of three Aerospace finalists in the nation for the $1 Billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge!! The challenge is the marquee of EDA’s American Rescue Plan programs that aims to boost economic recovery from the pandemic and rebuild American communities. This latest designation underscores New Mexico’s Space leadership and how we are advancing the Space industry regionally and for the nation! https://eda.gov/arpa/build-back-better/finalists/ #BuildBackBetterRegionalChallange #UniteandIgniteSpace #UniteandIgnite #newspacenm #newspace #newmexicospace #space #NMthePlace4Space
Join us, The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico Trade Alliance, and many more next week! RSVP to [email protected]
We were grateful to meet with Spanish delegation yesterday to discuss opportunities for us to work together to grow some of our key industries and foster our city’s rich arts and culture exchange. New Mexico Trade Alliance CABQ Economic Development Department CABQ Arts & Culture National Institute of Flamenco
#NewsRelease: The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host an export training seminar at 2 p.m. June 17. Presenters include Randy Trask, President of the New Mexico Trade Alliance; Marco Albarrán, CEO of Latin American trade consultant Imalinx; and Jörg van Wershofen of the European Union consultant group TradeScope.eu. The seminar is designed to educate New Mexico agriculture and food companies about the opportunities in foreign markets. To read the full news release, and to register for the seminar, visit https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/2021/05/nmda-to-host-export-training-seminar-for-new-mexico-agriculturalists-june-17/. Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, visite https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/2021/04/nmda-organizara-un-seminario-de-formacion-en-exportacion-para-agricultores-de-nuevo-mexico-el-17-de-junio/.
#NewsRelease: The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will host an export training seminar at 2 p.m. June 17. Presenters include Randy Trask, President of the New Mexico Trade Alliance; Marco Albarrán, CEO of Latin American trade consultant Imalinx; and Jörg van Wershofen of the European Union consultant group TradeScope.eu. The seminar is designed to educate New Mexico agriculture and food companies about the opportunities in foreign markets. To read the full news release, and to register for the seminar, visit https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/2021/05/nmda-to-host-export-training-seminar-for-new-mexico-agriculturalists-june-17/. Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, visite https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/2021/04/nmda-organizara-un-seminario-de-formacion-en-exportacion-para-agricultores-de-nuevo-mexico-el-17-de-junio/.
Q Station is a space designed to support aerospace, science and tech development in ABQ. Through this partnership, we can provide City resources to get the word out that if you are working on space and directed technologies, Albuquerque is the place to be. CABQ Economic Development Department Global Ties ABQ AFRL New Mexico STEM Outreach New Mexico Trade Alliance New Mexico Tech NewSpace New Mexico
We are honored to be part of New Mexico’s First Ever Aerospace & Directed Energy Tech Collaboration Hub - Q Station. New Mexico Trade Alliance under the leadership of Randall Trask was recently awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration SPRINT Grant. The effort to apply for the $750 thousand grant was spearheaded by CABQ Economic Development Department Synthia R. Jaramillo @synrenee and our organization @globaltiesabq Founding partners in Q Station include: The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department, New Mexico Tech, The New Mexico Trade Alliance, New Space New Mexico and Global Ties ABQ. The partners showed off their new headquarters today at 3225 Central Ave. located in Albuquerque’s historic Nob Hill neighborhood. This first of its kind facility will be focused on driving high-tech economic development and new business opportunities to New Mexico. Congratulations!
As farmers are priced out globally, other nations use the opportunity to fill the gap, creating economies of scale and increasing global competition for when we "hopefully" end the trade war in our favor. Subsidies only further complicate this as they build inefficiencies in our production... adding to our future competitive DIS-advantage.
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