Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce recognized as Organization of the Month by Senator Ben Hueso

12/21/2020 - Manuel Martinez


The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce is a business development and advocacy organization in our district that plays a pivotal role in the success of so many of our regional businesses. Its focus on critical trade issues and proximity to the US-Mexico border helps provide businesses with resources and access to both local and global markets. "This year, with businesses experiencing unprecedented hurdles, the Chamber has been instrumental in providing COVID-19 resources to Otay Mesa businesses both related to financial assistance and workplace regulations. The Chamber successfully transitioned its MEXPORT trade show to a virtual platform and continues to develop…




Duty Free Diesel Now Available at TruckNet in Otay Mesa

10/28/2020 - Manuel Martinez


Our member TRUCKNET has become the first fuel station between Mexico and the United States to obtain a duty free license for diesel sales. The Duty Free Program will provide Trucking Companies with immediate tax refunds at the point of sale instead of having to wait till the end of each quarter for their return. Currently, enterprise trucking companies that travel to Mexico pay Federal and State fuel taxes and process refunds and credits quarterly based on reported mileage as an International Fuel Tax Agreement "IFTA" member. The Duty Free program benefits members with increased cash flow, providing them…




SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

10/20/2020 - Manuel Martinez


The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. SEE PRESS RELEASE









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