Trade Guide: Mexico

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Mexico, or the United Mexican States, is the second most populous country in Latin America with over 123 million people. A stable democracy, it has the second highest GDP in the region, after Brazil. Administratively, Mexico is a federation made up of 31 states. Its capital, Mexico City, is home to 20 million inhabitants.

Key Sectors

Abundant opportunities for foreign firms exist in Mexico, supported by the country’s strong track record as a champion of free trade. In addition to ongoing economic reforms, the country’s multibillion-dollar national infrastructure investment plan should open up key sectors to foreign businesses. The following areas hold particular promise:

Commercial Sectors

  • Architectural and Engineering Services
  • Automotive Parts and Supplies
  • Building Materials and Services
  • Chemical Products
  • Communications
  • Computer and Information Services
  • Education and Training Services
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technologies and Water
  • Food Processing Equipment
  • Franchising
  • Internet and IT Services
  • Healthcare IT
  • Machinery
  • Medical Devices
  • Mineral Fuels and Oils
  • National Infrastructure Plan
  • Nuclear Equipment
  • Packaging Equipment
  • Plastic Materials/Resins
  • Renewable Energy
  • Security and Safety Equipment and Services
  • Smart Grid
  • Telecommunications Equipment
  • Transportation Infrastructure Equipment and Services
  • Travel and Tourism Services
  • Urban Development
  • Water Infrastructure

Agricultural Sectors

  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture

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