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U.S. Officials meet in Port Hueneme to discuss business strategies

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U.S. officials from around the world met at the Port of Hueneme to discuss commerce.

PORT HUENEME, Calif. - International liaisons, logistics technology experts, local exporters and trade officials met at the Port of Hueneme on Thursday to discuss how technological advances in commerce can be used to grow businesses.

The members of this meeting interfaced with representatives from Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Los Angeles, Mexico and Singapore.

“Today was a wonderful opportunity to have experts on trade and exports come to our Port, exchange ideas, build relationships and support our community of exporters here in Ventura County and the region,” said Oxnard Harbor District President Jess Herrera. “As the license holder for the World Trade Center Oxnard, we look forward to continuing to host these events including our World Trade Week event held each May.”

The Port of Hueneme said a focus centered on the emerging markets of Asia including South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam throughout the days program as many of these countries are becoming a competitive alternative to China in light of recent trade negotiations.

The Port said Pellson Lau, Regional Export Finance Manager for the Office of International Trade, U.S.A. Small Business Administration emphasized the importance of diversifying and balancing your supply chain portfolio to enable effective responses to an ever-changing political and logistical environment.

At the event, City of Oxnard Community Development Director Jeffrey Lambert said, “The Port of Hueneme is a tremendous economic engine for our community and working to increase trade through programs like this will provide a direct economic benefit to the City of Oxnard.”

The Port of Hueneme is a commercial trade gateway for niche cargo on the West Coast moving $9.5 billion in goods each year.

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