Today, 14 April
2015, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, was visited by
Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative, in order to check the status of
the bilateral trade agenda as well as some issues pending about the negotiation
of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
During the meeting,
Guajardo Villarreal and Froman assessed the progress made so far in the
negotiation of the TPP and the unresolved issues too. Both officials stressed
the importance of finding balance and convergences in negotiating the
agreement, and thereby fulfill the mandate of the leaders of the member
countries of the TPP, to conclude the agreement as soon as possible.
The TPP will allow
North America to consolidate itself as a platform for exports to the
Asia-Pacific region - one of the higher economic dynamism regions - and the
world, while contributing to making North America into the most competitive
The United States
of America is the largest trading partner and export destination of Mexico. To
date, both countries exchanged goods worth 1.408 million dollars, six more
times than the bilateral trade prior to the entry into force of the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994.