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2010. Free Trade Agreements. Mexico’s International Free Trade Agreements *. AELC FTA: Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Iceland Negotiation: November, 2000. MEUFTA: July 1, 2000. Trade liberalization in 2007. NAFTA: Jan. 1, 1994. Liberalization automotive sector: Jan. 1, 2004.

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Free Trade Agreements

Mexico’s International Free Trade Agreements *

AELC FTA:

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Iceland

Negotiation: November, 2000

MEUFTA: July 1, 2000.

Trade liberalization in 2007

NAFTA: Jan. 1, 1994.

Liberalization automotive sector: Jan. 1, 2004.

NT FTA (North Triangle):

Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador

Jan. 1, 2001.

EAA Japan: 1 April 2005

FTA Costa Rica: Jan 1, 1995.

Trade liberalization in 1999.

FTA Nicaragua: July 1, 1998.

Trade liberalization 2002

FTA Colombia & Venezuela (G3):

Jan. 1, 1995.

Liberalization for heavy trucks and buses will be in 2007

May 25, 2006 Venezuela cancelled its participation effective November 25, 2006

Brazil: Automtive Agreement, Ene. 1, 2003

FTA Bolivia: Jan. 1, 1995.

Trade liberalization 2002

FTA Chile: Jan. 1,1999.

Trade liberalization 1998

* 42 FTA with

11 regions

FTA Israel:

July 1, 2000

Argentina: Automotive Agreement, May 1, 2003

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NORTH

NEW YORK

3405 KM

SAN FRANCISCO

2660 KM

CHICAGO

2607 KM

DETROIT

2977 KM

U. S. A.

NORTH CAROLINA

2454 KM

SAN ANTONIO

EAGLE PASS, TX

HOUSTON

COLOMBIA 247 km

CORPUS CHRISTI

EUROPE

ALTAMIRA PORT

574 KM

ASIA

GUADALAJARA

MEXICO CITY

VERACRUZ

1005 KM

MANZANILLO PORT

1115 KM

LÁZARO CÁRDENAS

1316 km

BELICE

GUATEMALA

STRATEGIC LOCATION

NAFTA Time Zone

HONDURAS

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Mexico & Nuevo León at a glance

• Currency: Mexican Peso

• Official language: Spanish

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FDI Nuevo Leon´s Achievements

Economy

• Producer of 10.6% of all of Mexico’s manufactured goods, equivalent to $19.5 billion USD

•Total exports 2009: $22 billion USD

•Most important State in attracting FDI $1.4billionsin 2009 ($1.4 billion USD avg. per year)

• Over 2,400 foreign companies have established operations

**Data from the Secretariat of Economic Development

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Foreign Direct Investment

$ 1.4 Billion of USD 2009

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Education & Labor Force

ns
  • • 93colleges and universities with 150,000+ students.
  • • More than 60 bilingual schools.
  • • 213 technical careers with 52,000 students
  • 5,000 engineers graduated per year (avg.)
  • • Workforce: 1.9 million, equals to 45% of the
  • total population
  • • 12 years without any strike
  • • Stable, productive and highly qualified labor force
  • Combination of high tech manufacturingin a low cost region
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Infrastructure & Connectivity

CONNECTIVITY:

• 2 International airports (1 commercial, 1 corporate)

• +200 weekly non-stop flights to major US cities

• +1000 weekly National flights

• +100 cargo flights per week

• Modern and efficient Public transportation

that includes bus & metro system (in expansion)

• Modern and efficient border crossing point at Colombia, N.L.

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Consolidated Industrial Sectors

  • Automotive, autoparts and components*
  • Home appliances and components*
  • Electric and electronic equipment
  • Metal mechanics
  • Steel, glass, cement and beverages
  • Software and IT services*
  • Specialized Medical Services*

* Formalized Cluster

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Knowledge-based economy

Shifting into a Knowledge –based Economy

  • • Aerospace*
  • • Biotechnology*
  • • Nanotechnology*
  • Energy (specially Oil & Gas)
  • * Formalized Cluster
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Competitive Nuevo Leon

  • • Location (NAFTA)
  • • Human Capital
  • • Stable Labor force
  • • Highest education level in the country (10.1 years)
  • • Supply Hub Program (Free service of locating suppliers)
  • • Modern Infrastructure (Technology Park and more than 100 industrial parks)
  • • Global business culture is widespread
  • • High quality of Life
  • • An efficient links between the Academia, the Industry and the Government
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Nuevo Leon: The Platform for NAFTA Region

Celina Villarreal

Foreign Investment Director

Secretariat of Economic Development

[email protected]

Ph. +52 (81) 2020-6570/ 6575

Call toll free from USA or Canada: 1-866-706-5103