As part of the commercial mission being carried out in China, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal met with executives from the prominent Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba to establish collaboration and further promote the participation of more Yucatecan companies on their platform. The aim is to explore opportunities in areas such as tourism and agriculture, so that Yucatán can gain a stronger presence in the Asian market, resulting in more jobs and better pay for its residents.
During the meeting at Alibaba’s headquarters, Governor Vila Dosal discussed possibilities to encourage the involvement of more Yucatecan producers, entrepreneurs, and businesses in e-commerce through this important platform. He also explored the significance of training and developing a horizontal economy with digital villages to provide more tools for Yucatecan products to reach China and other parts of the world.
In this context, the Governor expressed Yucatán’s interest in promoting digital commerce training through educational institutions for the personnel who could join the international e-commerce platform. This will create more opportunities for Yucatecan companies to offer their products and expand their reach to other parts of the world, contributing to the generation of jobs and economic development throughout the state.
Accompanied by the head of the Secretariat of Tourism Development and Labor (Sefoet), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, Vila Dosal also discussed with the executives of Alibaba.com the possibility of enhancing the presence of tourist products on the platform. This would encourage more local tourism businesses to join the platform and continue to boost tourism, a sector that generates jobs in all 106 municipalities of the state.
During the meeting, the Alibaba executives highlighted the growing interest of the Chinese population in traveling outside their country to visit Yucatán and other parts of Latin America. They noted that Asian citizens have been increasingly willing to strengthen cultural and touristic relations with the region.
Another topic addressed during the meeting was the relevance of improving agricultural practices. The possibility of Yucatán becoming a supplier in the primary sector was discussed, particularly for products like cucumbers, pumpkins, citrus fruits, honey, and other agricultural products from the region.
Additionally, in the field of information and communication technologies, an agreement was reached to sign a contract that would allow the development of rural villages. This would enable artisans and entrepreneurs to learn how to photograph their products, upload them to the platform, and reach new markets and countries. This strategy has been proven to reduce poverty in the People’s Republic of China.
Finally, as a result of this meeting, it was agreed that high-ranking officials from the Chinese company would visit Yucatán in August. This visit will serve to finalize the agreements made during this commercial mission.