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DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO

Take a look to our annual Country Commercial Guide for Mexico (CCG 2015) and find Information about key market opportunities, entry strategies, technical requirements for products, and other advice on doing business in Mexico.

Read the Country Commercial Guide 2015 – CLICK HERE!

As a neighboring country and member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is a natural market for U.S. exporters

Market Overview

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was enacted in 1994 and created a free trade zone for Mexico, Canada, and the United States, is the most important feature in the U.S.-Mexico bilateral commercial relationship.  Mexico is the United States’ third largest trading partner and second largest export market for U.S. products.  U.S-Mexico bilateral trade in goods increased from $88 billion in 1993, the year prior to the implementation of NAFTA, to $535 billion in 2014, an increase of 508 percent, or 9.8 percent per year.  Negotiations are now underway for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with U.S. and Mexican participation. The two countries seek to boost economic growth by increasing exports in a region that includes some of the world’s most robust economies and that represents more than 40 percent of global trade. The TPP presents an opportunity to go beyond NAFTA.  With the recent passage of Trade Promotion Authority by the U.S. Congress, President Obama hopes to complete TPP this year.

Getting Started

Proximity to the United States, combined with advances in access to information technology, has created an open and welcoming market for U.S. products and services. The U.S. Commercial Service offers several Services for U.S. Companies, to help you learn about your industry in Mexico, identify opportunities and find potential Mexican business partners.

The following pages provide some basic information to get you started exporting to Mexico:

Questions? Find your industry specialist in Mexico and let us assist you!

Want to Learn more? Check our section of Podcasts and Webinars about doing business in Mexico!


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