On Mexico Issue 70

Carlo Calenda:

“Mexico is perfect for us. It has 44 free trade agreements, our countries bond well, and this is going to make a lot of difference, especially because Mercosur is closing–just like Russia and North Africa–having political stability issues. Italy is looking for other destinations and I believe Mexico is perfect.”
Carlo Calenda,Vice Minister of Economic Development in Italy 

Steve Forbes:

“Mexico is perfect for us. It has 44 free trade agreements, our countries bond well, and this is going to make a lot of difference, especially because Mercosur is closing–just like Russia and North Africa–having political stability issues. Italy is looking for other destinations and I believe Mexico is perfect.”
Steve Forbes,President and Editor of Forbes Media 

Enrique Peña Nieto:

“Mexico is a country promoting solidarity. On the basis of this agreement with Panama, both nations want to promote free trade while creating a bigger exchange. But, above everything else we want to produce, along with increased free trade, a highly important platform for the economic development of both countries.”
Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico 

Daniel Benvenuti:

“From the economical point of view the projections for Mexico, plus its geographic location and the population bonus it has, makes it a very attractive country for new investments.”
Daniel Benvenuti, General Director of Bridgestone, Mexico 

 

Alejandro Chacon:

“The certification of Customs Agents under the new NEEC certification requirements will help fight practices affecting the industry. Giving consent to the entrance of merchandise without requiring documentation from the authorities, such as original invoices, means accepting the products as they come.”
Alejandro Chacon, Customs Minister 

Luis Videgaray Caso:

“The certification of Customs Agents under the new NEEC certification requirements will help fight practices affecting the industry. Giving consent to the entrance of merchandise without requiring documentation from the authorities, such as original invoices, means accepting the products as they come.”
Luis Videgaray Caso, Finance Minister 

Rupert Stadler:

“Mexico not only meets the challenge on production matters, but it also has the optimum conditions to achieve long term success. Although there always exists some risk on any country’s plans not working out as expected, the size of the Mexican market justifies all the investment. And, being close to North America is also a tremendous advantage.”
Rupert Stadler, CEO, Audi AG 

Mario Di Costanzo:

“The Finance Reform in Mexico is very complete, considering that six of the new attributions for the organization allow firm empowerment of the users. The creation of the Financial Entity Board, for instance, is the establishment which identifies where the abusive clauses are and works to organize their elimination. It also initiates action on financial education, documents prohibited tied-up sales and removes all the conditions for issuing reports. It also generates regulations for collection agencies.”
Mario Di Costanzo, Head of the National Commission for the Protection of Users of Financial Services 

Idelfonso Guajardo:

“We hope for a great year on investment matters this year. Undoubtedly, the amount will be above the US$22,000 million obtained in 2013, without considering the atypical operation which represented the purchasing of the Mexican Brewster. It is probable that changes in the telecommunications sector will begin to generate investments even without the secondary legislation.”
Idelfonso Guajardo, Minister of the Economy 

Javier Arrigunaga:

“The Central Bank is a great motivator of Mexico’s transformation. This is the result of the work done on the inside of the institutions and also, it is clearly the result of a regulatory framework and actions taken by the authorities through the years.”
Javier Arrigunaga, President of the Mexican Banks Association (ABM) 

Troy Wright:

“Being a country with a young population, improvements from the government and the growth of the medium class, it is a foregone conclusion for us in Scotiabank, that Mexico is a country with a perfect mixture of economic growing and opportunity. We are very focused on being strong today and in the future we will be there willing and able to help México with their rising plans.”
Troy Wright, General Director of the Scotiabank Financial Group 

Lorenzo Cordova:

“The Mexican National Electoral Institute is intended to act firmly and with full authority, without excess or error, not over turning any actions without knowing all the protagonists, but instead, enforcement of the law with all its ramifications and to work against whomever it might be when the rules are violated.”
Lorenzo Cordova, President of the Mexican National Electoral Institute