April 16


Mexico: Open for more business

I recently had the opportunity to visit with officials from Mexico’s new administration for some extremely insightful talks on border trade and security. I walked away impressed. Our neighbors to the south are open for business. But not just that, they are open for suggestions!

Since the election of Mexico’s new president, I have continued to work with the transitional teams and our meetings have been met with openness and professionalism from day one.

The tone of these meetings was no different; frank and direct with a clear spirit of cooperation, not combativeness. This is an administration that fully understands that, as Asia’s position as a desirable manufacturing location begins to slip due to rising labor and transportation costs, Mexico is primed to seize an opportunity for real job growth and help elevate the economies of its NAFTA partners, Canada and the United States.

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