Kudos to UCSD’s Center for US-Mexico Studies for putting together a wonderful conference on Monday. Here are some interesting facts shared at the conference:
Denise Ducheny has suggested that a rebranding of NAFTA might help : “North American Co-Production Agreement”
Russel Jones, Chairman of the Border Trade Alliance:
25% of the 20 million trade jobs in the US are related to Mexico
Half of the states in the US list Mexico as their number one trading partner- (Canada is second)
The other half lists Canada as their number one trading partner – (Mexico is second)
Here is a link from “Comercio Exterior” magazine with several interesting US-Mexico trade related articles.
“Every 100 new hires in Mexico from US companies, generates 300 new jobs in the US” – Lindsay Oldenski – (see her full report in the Comercio Exterior link)