Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City. They discussed the caravan of migrants from Central America. The Mexican Government is fully engaged in finding a solution ...
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President Donald J. Trump Is Keeping His Promise To Renegotiate Nafta

“America has … finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation’s wealth.” – President Donald J. Trump A Promise Kept: President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) so ...
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Modernizing NAFTA to be a 21st Century Trade Agreement

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, to update the 24-year-old NAFTA with modern provisions representing a 21st century, high-standard agreement.  The updated agreement will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. Full text of this fact sheet in the USTR website.
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Rebalancing NAFTA to Support Manufacturing

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, that supports North American manufacturing and mutually beneficial trade.  The new agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the United States and Mexican economies. Full text of this fact sheet in the USTR website
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Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on the margins of the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  During their meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Secretary Videgaray discussed continued cooperation on managing a shared border and the ...
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President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

WASHINGTON – Today, based on ongoing dialogues, President Donald J. Trump authorized the modification of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to suspend the tariffs for certain countries before they take effect.  These suspensions are based on factors including ongoing discussions regarding measures to reduce global excess capacity in steel and aluminum ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Fifth Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Mexico City, Mexico – Today in Mexico City, the negotiating teams of Mexico, Canada, and the United States, concluded the Fifth Round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), gathering nearly 30 negotiating groups. In response to Ministerial instructions at the end of the Fourth Round, Chief Negotiators concentrated ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Ottawa, Canada – Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today successfully concluded the third round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The round took place in Ottawa, Canada from September 23 to 27, 2017.  Negotiators ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations

Washington, DC – On September 5, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo concluded the second round of the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Mexico City, Mexico. This concluded five days of meetings by a ...
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Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

Washington, DC – On August 16, 2017, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Ildefonso Guajardo launched the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, DC. This began five full days of meetings by a team of subject matter ...
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Trump Administration Announces Intent to Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Through these negotiations, the United States seeks to support higher-paying jobs in the United States and to grow the U.S. economy by improving U.S. opportunities to trade with Canada and Mexico. ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada

Late on April 26, President Donald J. Trump spoke with both President Peña Nieto of Mexico and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Both conversations were pleasant and productive. President Trump agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time and the leaders agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation ...
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Together We Are Stronger: American Chamber / Mexico

During its 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, stated that AMCHAM will continue “connecting companies, talent, ideas and businesses.” In 2017, the Chamber will work on two main objectives: increasing the competitiveness of the private sector and implementing binational linkages.   Mexico City, March 14th, 2017 – During the 100th General Assembly, Mónica Flores Barragán, President ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew in Mexico City on U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations

…The people of the United States and Mexico need us to work toward a future that benefits from increased trade, secure borders, and stronger, more inclusive economic growth in our two great countries, and one in which our globally competitive and integrated supply chains tap new markets in other parts of the world…. MEXICO CITY – ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the AmCham Monterrey Chapter’s Annual Meeting

Good morning and thank you President Alberto de Armas for inviting me to your annual meeting. I am excited to be back here in Monterrey, after so many years. You meet at a crucial time – a time of testing, a crossroads where it will become clear whether we’re going to move forward in this ...
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U.S. Businesses Visit Mexico, Highlight Commitment to Mutual Prosperity

MEXICO CITY, September 7, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service welcomed 19 U.S. companies to Mexico this week as part of a U.S. government-led trade mission to Latin America. The companies visited Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey, meeting with Mexican government leaders and businesses in an effort to facilitate new binational business deals. The delegation ...
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Procurement Partnership with Mexico

MEXICO CITY, September 6, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Government of Mexico’s Ministry of Public Administration, Secretaría de la Función Pública (SFP), formalized a partnership that will promote transparency, increased competition and best value in the procurement of public works and infrastructure projects in Mexico. Under this agreement, USTDA and ...
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U.S., Mexico Announce Empty Commercial Vehicles to Begin Transiting Anzalduas Bridge

MEXICO CITY, August 22, 2016 – The Governments of the United States and Mexico are pleased to announce that empty commercial vehicles will begin transiting the Anzalduas International Bridge southbound into Mexico on August 22, 2016. The Anzalduas International Bridge, located northwest of the City of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and southwest of McAllen, Texas, is one of a number ...
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FACT SHEET: United States-Mexico Relations

The President hosted President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico on July 22.  Mexico is one of the United States’ closest and most valued partners.  Our countries are economically entwined.  Mexico is our third largest trading partner, and on any given day more than $1.5 billion in bilateral trade crosses our border.  We are working together ...
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U.S. Expands Hass Avocado Imports from All Mexican States

Mexico City, May 27, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Officials (APHIS) is amending regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados from all areas of Mexico into the continental United States.  APHIS will require that Mexican states undertake a number of safeguards in order to export ...
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Chamber-Led Binational Delegation To Mexico City Makes Significant Progress For Border Region

Nearly 90 Cali-Baja business and community leaders advocate for region’s cross-border commerce  SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2016) –The San Diego Regional Chamber led its 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative to Mexico City, April 17 – 20. Nearly 90 business leaders and government officials from San Diego and Baja participated, reinforcing the Chamber’s role as a ...
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President Obama to Deliver Keynote at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Summit to Highlight Benefits of Investing in the United States U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit and deliver the keynote address on Monday, June 20. The high-profile event is organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will be held June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton ...
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Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group

Mexico City, March 15, 2016 – Members of the United States and Mexican interagency will meet in Chihuahua, Mexico March 16 for the Texas-New Mexico Regional Meeting of the Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group.  Delegates from the U.S. and Mexican federal governments, the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the Mexican states of ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Travel to Mexico City for The U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue

WASHINGTON – On February 24-25, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Mexico City, Mexico for the third U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) along with Vice President Joseph Biden. They will be joined by members of the Obama Administration and Mexican government officials. Announced by President Obama and President Peña Nieto in ...
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Inauguration of the Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas

TORNILLO, Texas – U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto  to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, ...
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Principal Commercial Officer for the U.S. Commercial Service Alan Long participated in the 20th edition of Expo Manufactura in Monterrey.

On February 2, 2016, PCO Alan Long participated in the opening ceremony for the 20th edition of Expo Manufactura in Monterrey.  PCO Long was one of four speakers during the ceremony.  The other speakers included Jose Navarro, Director of EJ Krause, Guillermo Dillon, Director of the local Industry Association and Nuevo Leon’s Governor Mr. Jaime Rodriguez ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Opens Registration for 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that registration is now open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit to be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors, while high-profile business and government leaders will share their ...
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