On Mexico Issue 82

Park Geun-hye:

“I’m looking forward to work on a free trade agreement between Mexico and South Korea to open a new door to the markets of Northeast Asia to Mexico and provide greater access to Korean markets in Latin America and North America.”
Park Geun-hye, South Korean President

Enrique Peña Nieto:

“We are an emerging economy, but we have indicators that allow us to see that our economy moves forward; we have an economy that is growing in contrast to the vast majority of countries that are not.”
Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico

Raul Solis:

“Everyone wants to invest in the NAFTA region, is the world’s best region for investment sectors, for its energy resources and for the way public finances are managed in Mexico. I do not understand why there is even a doubt and I go to the market proof that everyone wants to invest in Mexico.”
Raul Solis, Deputy General Manager of Nafin Investment Banking

Hector Cerezo:

“In 2015, Mexico was the sixth largest producer of auto parts worldwide with a value of US$82 billion, which overtook Brazil, and is expecting to produce US$3 billion in addition for 2016, to reach US$85 billion in production value.”
Hector Cerezo, Director of Aftermarket National Autoparts Industry (INA)

Eduardo Solis:

“This year the automotive industry will continue breaking records, and, on the subject of investments, there are two or three assemblers interested and dialoging with the Federal Government and local governments.”
Eduardo Solis, President of the Mexican Association of Automotive Industry (AMIA)

Armando Monteiro:

“Brazil wants to liberalize the trade of vehicles and parts with Mexico, our automotive industry is very competitive and it will benefit with those agreements. We need to move in the direction of the free trade.”
Armando Monteiro, Trade Minister of Brazil

Aurelio Nuño Mayer:

“Mexico has the goal and aspiration to move to a knowledge-based economy, and to achieve it the education is primordial. That’s where this country needs to change and transform. We will prepare a new strategy to reduce the English teaching problem, and will be presented with the other educational plans and programs.”
Aurelio Nuño Mayer, Secretary of Public Education

Nicola Melchiotti:

“Enel Green Power seeks to go beyond the electric sector in Mexico. We believe that a transformation is taking place in the Mexican electric system. Now what we need to do is take advantage of the upcoming tenders, and ensure that the energy matrix modernizes and give cheaper energy to the Mexican families.”
Nicola Melchiotti, Enel Green Power Business Mexico and Central America CEO

Ugo de Jacobis:

“AstraZeneca will invest US$14 million in Mexico per year on development and a new technology center that earmarked 12 million dollars. I have no doubt that Mexico will rank as the first or second most important country in the region to receive innovation, I see it in a term of five years, this is gradual and today we are coming very competitive on research.”
Ugo de Jacobis, President and CEO of AstraZeneca

César Hernández Ochoa:

“Mexico’s electric sector forecasts an investment of US$45 billion in 15 years. As these markets and investments take shape, it is expected that by the end of this year the electric industry will have a different aspect than it does today, with a large number of independent participants and incremental benefits due to competition.”
César Hernández Ochoa, Mexican Undersecretary of Electricity

Ivan Menezes:

“We committed US$400 million of investment in Mexico, over a period of five years, this included our acquisition of Tequila Don Julio, as well as future investment in local operations and, global and local brand building.”
Ivan Menezes, CEO of Diageo

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza:

“The National Chamber of the Electronics Industry (CANIETI) announced that the telecommunications investment will increase to US$27 million in the next three years. This sector has a very important role in our history to make of our country an inclusive and equitable nation, through the information and communications technology.”
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Head of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT)