Tijuana EDC and Tijuana’s Defense Companies Celebrate Mexico’s Entry to Wassenaar Arrangement

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Released by Tijuana EDC- On January, Mexico became the 41st country to enter the Wassenaar Arrangement on export controls for conventional arms and dual use goods and technologies, giving defense and aerospace manufacturing companies established in Tijuana a more efficient regulatory framework for exports controls and documentation.

Mexico´s entry to the Wassenaar arrangement increases opportunities in defense projects for dual-use of goods and technologies mainly for the U.S. market, which are ten times larger than commercial aviation manufacturing
Javier Urquizo, Cobham Mexico

The Wassenaar Arrangement is a multinational agreement with the participation of 41 of the most influential states on defense manufacturing to enhance global security by helping to strengthen export controls. To be admitted, a state must produce/export arms or sensitive industrial equipment, and maintain non-proliferation policies and appropriate national export controls.

The U.S. Government congratulated Mexico on its inclusion to the arrangement and its decision to implement regulatory and administrative reforms needed to join the Wassenaar Arrangement.

“Participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a challenge, the control lists are constantly reviewed to ensure that they remain relevant & companies must implement constant changes, this will be proof that Tijuana’s industry is amongst the most competitive and trustworthy in the globe ” commented David Mayagoitia recently elected as president of the board of the Tijuana EDC.

Over 25 companies represent the aerospace industry in the region including companies such as Cubic, Eaton, Parker, Honeywell, Cobham and many others. The companies with a growth objective of 10% for 2012, coordinate with government and private sectors representatives to implement best practices, ITAR certification programs, supply chain development and the creation of a special process center in the region.

The Baja Aerospace cluster in coordination with Tijuana EDC and government agencies work together to participate in key events for the aerospace sector such as UK´s Farnborough and Berlin´s ILA. Additionally in coordination with the Calibaja Binational Mega-Region the group will be presenting B2B supply chain opportunities at the San Diego Convention Center during the middle of September and will be hosting industrial tours to visit world- renowned aerospace facilities in Tijuana.

About Tijuana EDC: The Tijuana EDC is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to help companies to establish successful manufacturing operations in Mexico and to take advantage of business opportunities of vertical integration introducing qualified Mexican suppliers and accessing new markets. For more information on how to take advantage of these opportunities contact the Tijuana EDC at contact(at)tijuanaedc(dot)org or visit their website http://tijuanaedc.org/


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