Message from the Ambassador
The United States and Mexico trade over $1.35 billion in goods and services each day, a number we expect to grow as we help more U.S. companies succeed in Mexico. This remarkable level of trade is made possible by the companies in each country that have found fertile markets and productive opportunities for doing business together. Our economies are linked, not only by integrated supply chains and cross-border partnerships, but also by the over twenty million tourists who travel between the United States and Mexico every year.
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The North American Free Trade Agreement opens many markets to interested U.S. companies. U.S. businesses that seek to export from Mexico enjoy not only the benefits of NAFTA, but also the advantages of Mexico’s extensive network of additional trade agreements, which ease access to over 40 additional markets, including the European Union and Japan. For these reasons, many U.S. firms have discovered that doing business in Mexico opens many opportunities in the world of exports and international business.
In May 2013, President Obama and President Peña Nieto announced the formation of the High Level Economic Dialogue to advance strategic economic and commercial priorities central to promoting mutual economic growth, job creation, and global competitiveness. The High Level Economic Dialogue will meet annually at the Cabinet level and will bring together leaders from the public and private sectors to build on and promote sustained progress on a range of existing successful bilateral dialogues and working groups. In September 2013, Vice President Joe Biden, together with the Mexican government, launched the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED), co-chaired by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and their Mexican counterparts. Participants in today’s HLED launch include Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers, Undersecretary of the Treasury Lael Brainard, and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
We have a dynamic commercial team that draws on every section of the Mission and includes personnel from the Departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Homeland Security, Food and Drug Administration, and others who can answer questions and assist your efforts. Our services range from finding distributors and local representatives in Mexico to matchmaking, market research, due diligence, and much, much more. We enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to advocate for U.S. companies and help resolve market entry, investment, and other issues that you might encounter. Please explore the business section of our website to find out how to benefit from our services and take advantage of our wealth of experience working within the local market. We are here to serve you.
- U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, Mexico City
- U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, Mexico City
- Mexico City Economic Section, U.S. Department of State
- United States Embassy in Mexico City, General Switchboard