The Secretary of
Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, participates in the Meeting of
Ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), held from 29
September to 2 October 2015 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
During the morning
agenda, the Secretary Guajardo held bilateral meetings with his counterparts
from the US, Vietnam and Canada, with whom he shared views on various bilateral
issues and negotiation as a whole.
Also, the Head of
the Secretariat of Economy met in plenary format with his TPP counterparts. The
Secretary Guajardo reaffirmed the willingness of Mexico to find balance and
show flexibility to achieve convergence and complete the process.
As in previous
meetings, the Secretary Guajardo Villarreal met with representatives of the
Mexican productive sector accompanying the government in the negotiation with
the "room next door", to whom he briefed them on the start of the
initial negotiations and meetings he held with other Ministers.
The TPP is
currently the most important worldwide negotiation for its level of ambition,
the wide range of disciplines it includes as well as the high standards it
intends to establish in each trade of them.
The 12 economies
participating in the Agreement represent a quarter (25%) of the global trade,
more than a third of the global GDP (36%) and they also capture more than a
quarter (28%) of the Foreign Direct Investment worldwide. Mexico participates
in the TPP negotiations since December 2012.