Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, met today with members of American Chamber Mexico (AmCham), to strengthen the synergy between both institutions, to boost the trade and investment between Mexico and the United States, through actions that influence positively in the business environment.

In his speech, José María Zas, President of the Chamber, said: that "If anything unites the Secretariat of Economy is the conviction of promoting the free trade, with a vision of a connected and dynamic world, which began 20 years ago, with the North American Free Trade Agreement".

Among the main issues discussed during the meeting, were included: actions to facilitate the foreign trade, energy, intellectual property rights, innovation and some other matters related to the boost of competitiveness.

For his part, the head of the Secretariat of Economy stated that "the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto is committed to promote the conditions that allow the companies to become more competitive by reducing costs associated with the trade".

Also, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal commented on the agenda that Mexico is developing with the United States, our largest trading partner, in negotiations such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and in the improvement of the own North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Finally, both organizations made a commitment to work in coordination to improve the business climate in Mexico and help to make North America, the most competitive region.