The Secretary of
Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, concluded a working trip in El Paso,
Texas, held during the 6th and 7th August 2015. He participated in the
US-Mexico Summit and, accompanied by the Secretary of Commerce of the United
States, Penny Pritzker, spoke at the panel "The Economic Future of North
America: The High Level Economic Dialogue".
During his speech,
the Secretary Guajardo stressed the importance of deepening the economic
integration in North America, through actions carried out jointly by the
governments of Mexico and the United States under the High Level Economic
Dialogue (DEAN, by its initials in Spanish) in order to promote cooperation in
the regulatory and energy fields, among other aspects.
Guajardo and his US counterpart held a bilateral meeting, in which both
emphasized the progress made in the DEAN, aimed at improving the infrastructure
at the border between the two countries and establish systems of customs
pre-validation to facilitate the trade.
secretaries discussed issues on the bilateral agenda and noted the importance
of concluding the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Due to the
prominence that lines the border trade between Mexico and the United States,
Guajardo and Pritzker met with business leaders in the region and exchanged points
of view on priority actions to boost the economic development of the border,
especially in the region Ciudad Juárez - El Paso.
Guajardo stressed that the region of El Paso-Juárez can become a great example
of cooperation in building one modern border region, according to the economic
needs of the XXI century.
The United States
is Mexico's main trading partner with a trade totaling 514 billion dollars in
2014, 81% of which took place on the border between the two countries.