Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday that he had declined to sign State Senator Lou Correa’s SB 928 – a bill that would have required the Governor’s Office of Economic and Business Development to open an international trade and investment office in Mexico.
In Brown’s veto message he wrote that he agreed that trade with Mexico is of significant importance. Brown mentioned that he traveled to Mexico in August of this year and he hosted the President of Mexico in Sacramento shortly thereafter.
Brown said his office is working directly with Mexico’s government and their business community on increasing bilateral trade and other initiatives. He also said that he is not convinced that we need a legislatively-mandated trade office to continue our growing partnership with Mexico.