President  Enrique Peña Nieto led the ceremony of the XXVI National Quality Award, which has promoted a culture of excellence in Mexico for over 25 years  

“The government is removing constraints and breaking down the barriers that limited the development of our economy.  You, the winners of the National Quality Award, demonstrate the levels of excellence being achieved in Mexico, in both manufacturing and energy, tourism and health and productive activities in general.

Over the past 25 years, Mexico has shifted from a closed economy model, with high levels of government intervention, to a market model with greater involvement by the private sector and growing trade liberalization. 

Mexico is now one of the most open countries in the world. It has 11 FTA giving preferential access to 1,150 million potential consumers in 46 countries. In 2015, goods for a value of over $380 billion USD were exported, only 7.3% of which were mining or petroleum exports. 

In the automotive industry, record figures were achieved in production, exports and domestic sales in 2015. The aerospace sector is growing at an annual rate of over 15%. This progress confirms the benefits Mexico has obtained by opening itself up to the world.

Support on three fronts

The government supports Mexican businessmen on three fronts:

FIRST. Innovative public policies have been promoted, including the creation of the National Entrepreneurs’ Institute, which assigned over 26 billion pesos to support entrepreneurs and MSMEs between 2013 and 2015.

Today, more and better tools are available for setting up business, launching a new product on the market or providing quality service to consumers in Mexico and the world.

SECOND. Related to the expansion and modernization of national infrastructure to make Mexico a World Class Logistics Platform with High Added Value. Installed port capacity will virtually double: from 280 million tons transported in 2012 to over 500 million tons in 2018.

Fifty-two highways are being built to transport goods within the country and nearly 80 Federal Highways are being developed and modernized.

THIRD.  The competitiveness of firms established in Mexico is increasing, by facilitating their access to strategic, higher quality raw materials at a lower cost.