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May 03, 2006

Washington State Does Its Own Foreign Trade Policy

Governor Chris Gregoire will host Mexican President Vicente Fox and his wife Marta for a visit to Seattle on May 24-25. She invited him to come to the state earlier this year and he has selected a wonderful time of the year to take her up on the invitation.  It will be his first visit here.

Gregoire said in a press statement today, "We are the most trade dependent state in the nation and this visit, following so closely on the heels of the visit from China's President Hu, highlights Washington's importance in the global economy."

Washington exported $1 billion in products to Mexico, including planes, computers, electronics, and paper and agricultural products, making it Washington's eleventh largest export market.   

I'm betting that Fox, as I'm guessing was true with President Hu of China, will find that a visit to the "real Washington" is far more pleasant that any visit to the other Washington.

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 3, 2006 at 10:36 AM in Miscellany | Permalink


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