A U.S. delegation will travel to Mexico City, Mexico, January 22-24, 2013, to discuss further strengthening the U.S.-Mexico bilateral economic relationship and increasing trade and the creation of jobs in both countries.
The delegation will be led by U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Finance Charles Collyns; U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance, Michael Camuñez; and Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs of the Department of Transportation.
The Assistant Secretaries will participate in economic dialogues with cabinet officials from recently elected President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration. In addition to senior government officials, the group will meet with local business leaders and business organizations.
Mexico is Latin America’s second-largest economy, as well as the United States’ second-largest export market and third-largest source of imports. Bilateral trade amounted to nearly $460 billion in 2012, more than quadruple what it was at NAFTA’s entry into force in 1994.