As a neighboring country and member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is a natural market for U.S. exporters. Information about key market opportunities, entry strategies, technical requirements for products, and other advice on doing business in Mexico can be found in our annual Country Commercial Guide for Mexico.
Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States, and represents the second largest export market of U.S. products and services. Since its enactment in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) bolstered the strong manufacturing industries on both sides of the border, facilitating an active exchange in parts and components along supply chains for various sectors, including: automotive, aerospace, consumer appliances, electronics, and medical devices. The NAFTA is largely responsible for an increase in U.S.-Mexico bilateral trade, which went from $88 billion in 1993 to $460 billion in 2011.
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: