NAFTA and Mexico’s Trade Policy.
Interview with Ildefonso Guajardo
Towards a New State Foreign Trade Policy.
Francisco Suárez Dávila*
The current political discourse sometimes overlooks the great significance and complexity of the commercial exchange between Mexico and the United States. It also forgets that our country is likely to become one of the six largest economies in the world. This article measures the economic integration of North America and lays out its main challenges.
Drawing closer to Europe is one of the most concrete manifestations of Mexico’s obligation to rethink and diversify its political and trade policies. It is not a coincidence that the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and Mexico came into effect only five years after the NAFTA. By signing the Agreement, the parties upheld their disposition to coordinate their efforts in political, economic and cooperation arenas.