One of Oklahoma’s most helpful, and best-hidden, services is the Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Mexico-Oklahoma Trade office located in Mexico City. The objective of the office is to provide Oklahoma businesses with the ability to tap into the Mexican market, which is Oklahoma’s second largest export destination (slightly over $783 million for 2018). Utilizing these services is free for Oklahoma businesses and gives them the full support and expertise of a qualified resource, helping each business navigate its needs in an international market.
Luis Domenech, Oklahoma’s Mexico Trade Representative, will be in Oklahoma October 7-11 to meet with Oklahoma companies interested in exporting into Mexico or other trade services. Whether new to market or already doing business in Mexico, this will be an international business opportunity to help drive new or identify additional sales opportunities.
This annual visit to Oklahoma gives business the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Luis for trade counseling, and/or assistance to help businesses succeed in the Mexican market. Export-ready businesses are encouraged to take advantages of this resource in which the majority of services are free.
On July 1, 2018, Mexico elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) whose administration has launched the National Infrastructure Program 2019-2025. Besides naming some priority projects, he has made public the urgency to increase oil and gas extraction as well as modernizing and expanding midstream and downstream activities. This program creates potential business opportunities for Oklahoma companies.
Luis will also participate with Commerce at the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo, Oct. 10 in Oklahoma City. This will be an opportunity for oil/gas manufacturers or services companies to get more information on potential export projects.
Next year, Commerce will be exhibiting at the Mexican Petroleum Congress, June 24-27, 2020, in Monterrey, Mexico. This is the largest oil/gas show in Mexico and allows for interested and qualified companies to exhibit with state and receive tradeshow logistical support and B2B services from our Oklahoma-Mexico Trade office at a subsidized cost.
“I would like to thank Jesse, Luis and his team for the outstanding support provided to Taylor Valve during our search for a distributor in Mexico. All services provided certainly exceeded our exceptions”, says Mike Bredy, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Taylor Valve Technology. “Taylor Valve is looking forward to attending the 2020 Mexico Petroleum Congress and being part of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce exhibit.”
To request more information or request a meeting with Luis, please contact Jesse Garcia, Global Project Manager, at 405-815-5136 or firstname.lastname@example.org