During his keynote speech at the National Week of the Entrepreneur 2015, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, said that the Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will help to the Mexican entrepreneurs and the Mexican Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to improve the platform of exports from North America and Latin America, will deepen the relationship with Japan and will open new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

He noted that 12 nations, from three different continents, will be integrated into a broad free trade zone with different productive vocations that can, for the first time be presented as the best and highest platform with the high standards in the integration of the global trade.

He stressed that the most important thing is that in the TPP was included for the first time, a chapter on Services and Electronic Commerce, which was not included in previous negotiations; and recognizes that in order to validate the impetus to the free trade in the world, it must have benefits for all and ensure that the benefits are for the large companies and for small and medium-sized enterprises too.

In this regard, he expressed that, independently of the liability of employers and public officials at all levels of government, "we have a commitment with the competition that is the basis for innovation, generation of talent and the equal of opportunities".

"The basis of competition in Mexico is to change a culture of privilege by a culture of effort; for whom, wherever born, that has the ability and intelligence to have a good idea, it can thrive without bureaucracy, without compliances of markets or specific interests that impede the development of nations", the Secretary of Economy declared.

With regard to the structural reforms proposed in the Pact for Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo said that, thanks to the efforts made by all the political forces, "we can count on that platform that prevents the public and private concentrations, creates efficiencies and opens the possibility that the inputs can be competitive enough to allow the small and medium-sized enterprises form part of this chain of progress".

The event was attended, by the Secretariat of Economy (SE, by its initials in Spanish), the Under Secretary of Competitiveness and Regulations, Rocío Ruiz Chávez; the General Coordinator of Federal Delegations, Jorge Cantú Valderrama; the Principal Officer, Octavio Rangel Frausto; the Head of the Legal Affairs Unit, Andrés Pérez Frías; the delegates of the SE in the country; as well as entrepreneurs from various states of the Mexican Republic which are participating in the activities at the National Week of the Entrepreneur.

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