On Mexico Issue 83

Oscar Albin:

“U.S. facilities continue working at full capacity and our Mexican auto parts manufacturers are still being favored with that dynamic and this leads them to generate greater expansion of capacity and more employment. At the time assemblers being installed will raise the local content and that will require more auto parts and therefore more jobs.” Oscar Albin, President of the National Auto Parts Industry

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell:

“Between 2016 and 2030, 57 Gigawatts of additional power generation capacity in Mexico will be added, to be obtained from the 400 plants that public and private companies plan to build within that period, mainly green energy.” Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Head of the Ministry of Energy of Mexico

 

Rogelio Garza Garza:

“China executives have an interest in the facilities of the Special Economic Zones; seeking to make investments in these regions in Mexico, i.e. Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacan and recently Veracruz and Tabasco.” Rogelio Garza Garza, Mexico’s Secretary of Industry and Trade of the Ministry of Economy

 

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal:

“International negotiations and actions of the reforms implemented by the Government of the Republic lead Mexico to a different platform to compete. We were able to unite the north with the NAFTA, to integrate the Pacific Alliance and be the first country in America to make a deal with Europe 15 years ago.” Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy

 

Hu Chunhua:

“Guangdong, China has the same level of development as Mexico, as well as many things in common, such as economic size. We are trying to open a direct flight between Guangdong and Mexico in 2017, which will raise the bilateral trade between the two markets.” Hu Chunhua, Secretary of the Communist Party of China in Guangdong

 

Marcial Ortiz:

“Grupo Modelo, aims to produce 420,000 tons of barley in Mexico this year, not having to import this raw material from the United States, Canada and Europe. We have several research programs, several lines and several partners such as Syngenta. The main line of investigation is to develop barley varieties that are adapted to Mexico.” Marcial Ortiz, Modelo’s Manager of Barley Research

 

Lisandro Herrera:

“Investment in clinical research in Mexico could increase to US$500 million annually over the next 5 to 6 years after the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), Foreign Direct Investment rates will improve to the extent that to which industrial protection is improved.” Lisandro Herrera, Director of Industrial Property of Mexican Association of Pharmaceutical Research Industries (AMIIF)

Enrique Peña Nieto:

“The government of Mexico is determined to change this story of inequality and backwardness. The goal is to trigger the productivity of the southern region. Mexicans are one people, there cannot be two Mexicos; development opportunities, prosperity and welfare must be within reach of every and any Mexican, regardless of the region where they live.” Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s President

 

Luis Videgaray:

“Special economic zones have to be places where Mexican families want to live, where there is education, where there is health, entertainment and of course, a secure life. With the special economic zones, the government will establish incentives in taxation, foreign trade facilities, and facilities for any interested companies to complete paperwork.” Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Public Credit

Cesar Guerra:

“The E.U. is the second destination of Mexican exports and the second source of foreign direct investment. Trade between the two parties has almost tripled in the last fifteen years. Trade in services seeks to exploit the advantages that Mexico offers after reforms in sectors such as telecommunications, financial and energy.” Cesar Guerra, Head of Trade of the Embassy of Mexico in Brussels

 

Enrique de la Madrid Cordero:

“Tourism has become an important factor in the economy of Mexico, thanks to its development, the quality of life of Mexican families rises. Mexico is among the top ten destinations worldwide, making tourism one of the most competitive sectors of our economy, representing 8.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and generating nine million jobs.” Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism

Rene Schlegel:

“Bosch will invest US$100 million in Mexico this year, an amount that considers ope- ning a plant in Queretaro for the production of automotive steering columns, for which the generation of 600 jobs is expected towards 2019.” Rene Schlegel, CEO of Bosch Mexico