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ON THE BORDER

Experts say San Diego would benefit from efforts to strengthen cross-border business

Cari Barcas, U-T SAN DIEGO

Monday, March 10, 2014

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U.S. exports to Mexico exceeded $226 billion last year, representing a 75 percent increase since 2009, said Rick de Lambert of the U.S. Commercial Service. Locally, Mexico has long been San Diego’s largest international trading partner. It accounted for 97 percent of San Diego’s exports and 82 percent of its imports, according to the National University System Institute for Policy Research’s Economic Ledger published in April 2013.