China’s Trade Expansion in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Juan Carlos Gachúz and María Paula Zaldívar*
Notes to Strengthen the Relationship Between Mexico and Africa
Cassio Luiselli Fernández*
The long and complex process of European integration, moving toward a huge bloc comprised of 28 countries –including the UK, which is currently negotiating its exit–, has determined the type and depth of its relationship with other economies, including Mexico’s. Understanding the nature of this integration and its changes is indispensable if we wish to explain the evolution and perspectives of trade between Mexico and the European Union.
Mexico is a benchmark in terms of commercial openness, as evidenced by its extensive network of free trade agreements that allows it to enter markets in 46 countries with preferential conditions. The agreement signed with the United States and Canada is undoubtedly the most relevant due to the magnitude of trade and investment flows involved, and the productive dynamics prevailing in the region. Its renegotiation has been an arduous task, as revealed to Comercio Exterior by one of its main actors, Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo, who also shares in this interview the most relevant results of the preliminary agreement between Mexico and the United States, announced last August.