Tied together by both an accident of geographic proximity and through the deliberate integration institutionalized in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States and Mexico are economic allies. In 2012, bilateral goods and services trade topped a half-trillion dollars. For Mexico, trade with the U.S. is one of the country's main engines of economic growth, with 78% of Mexican exports being bought by U.S. customers. U.S. trade with Mexico represents a much smaller share of its overall economy, but Mexico is nonetheless the second largest buyer of U.S. exports. The crux of the partnership, though, lies in the way cooperation within North America supports our performance in the context of the global economy. The U.S.-Mexico economic partnership has the potential to play a key role in strengthening the competitiveness of regional exports to the rest of the world, which would accelerate the pace of the U.S. recovery and help reduce its current acco...more.
U.S.-Mexico border regulation and reform implementation prompt an important discussion regarding not only security and efficiency, but also the growing binational economic relationships affected. T...more.
These two fact sheets provide a quick overview of NAFTA’s trade effects and of the importance of a healthy border for the U.S. economy. The first was compiled by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City an...more.
NAFTA, having entered its second decade in 2014, is the cornerstone of trade relations between the United States and Mexico. The following reports analyze the current state of bilateral trade relation...more.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is currently launching a CEO-level Leadership Initiative to execute a strategy for enhanced economic engagement between the United States and Mexico. The Leadership Init...more.
This extensive report prepared by the Council on Foreign Relations clearly synthesizes the effect of The North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, on the American, Canadian, and Mexican economies. I...more.
The primary objective of this OECD economic survey is to examine in hindsight the effects brought on by recent economic reforms, specifically those that are part of the Pacto por Mexico, or Pact for M...more.