The Undersecretary of Foreign Trade of the Secretariat of Economy (SE), Francisco de Rosenzweig, was visited by David Walker, Vice Minister of Economy and Trade of New Zealand, in order to check the status of the bilateral trade agenda, deepen on the approach of this country to the Pacific Alliance and discuss on pending issues about the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

Mexico, in its capacity as President Pro Tempore of the Pacific Alliance, emphasized it promotes decisively a closer link and involvement with observer countries, particularly with the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

This visit will serve to generate greater rapprochements between New Zealand and the member countries of the Alliance, which will be actively involved in the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015, to be held from 6 to 8 May at the Riviera Maya.

During the meeting, the Undersecretaries assessed the progress made so far in the negotiation of the TPP of the forthcoming Ministerial meeting. Both officials stressed the importance of finding balance and convergences between Mexico and New Zealand on the negotiations of the Agreement.

Mexico is the largest trading partner of New Zealand among the countries of the Pacific Alliance with a trade of US $448 million, representing 51% of the bloc's trade with that country (US $863 million) in 2013.