Doing business with Mexico


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The NAFTA DESK serves as a clearing house for queries of Mexican or U.S. companies that want to do business or invest in/with Mexico or the U.S.

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Doing business with Mexico

  1. 1. Doing business with Mexico NAFTA AND TRADE OFFICE NAFTA DESK [email_address] EMBASSY OF MEXICO
  2. 2. NAFTA DESK <ul><li>Main goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Promote trade and investment among NAFTA partners by establishing working relationships with manufactures, wholesalers and governmental offices . </li></ul>The NAFTA and Trade Office is the Representative bureau of the Mexican Ministry of the Economy The NAFTA DESK serves as a clearing house for queries of Mexican or U.S. companies that want to do business or invest in/with Mexico or the U.S.
  3. 3. Services provided <ul><li>Contact with Mexican manufactures or industry associations </li></ul><ul><li>Details of potential distributors in Mexico or the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information of Mexican Exporters </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information of US importers </li></ul><ul><li>Information on tariffs and non-tariff measures </li></ul><ul><li>Information on customs procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary import programs </li></ul><ul><li>Information to open a business in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Investment regulations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Contact with manufactures or industry associations <ul><li>NAFTA desk can access a large database of importers, producers and service providers, listed by State, sector, product or service. </li></ul><ul><li>We can also provide contact information of industrial associations or organizations, which can give more specific details about any inquiry related to importers, producers or suppliers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Distributors of products The NAFTA Desk can provide the name and contact information of several organizations that can help businesses to locate a distributor for their goods, according to the product or service required
  6. 6. Information on tariffs and non-tariff measures NAFTA Import duties and MFN duties Preferential duty rates in other FTA’s signed by Mexico Technical regulations and Conformity Assessments Procedures Countervailing or antidumping duties Rules and regulations related to trade Permits and licenses The NAFTA DESK can provide information on tariff and non tariff regulations
  7. 7. Information on customs procedures
  8. 8. Temporary Imports Programs The Mexican government offers several temporary import and export promotion programs applicable to inputs used in the production of goods, such as IMMEX and PROSEC programs NAFTA Desk helps businesses interested in Mexican transformation or manufacturing industry to contact producers and suppliers with authorized programs We can contact them with agencies and organizations that can provide them with specific and accurate information about processes to follow for granting a program authorization
  9. 9. <ul><li>Information to those enterprises interested in expanding their business or willing to have a permanent presence in Mexico </li></ul>Open a business in Mexico
  10. 10. Investment <ul><li>Mexico allows 100% foreign ownership in most business activities. Mexican laws and NAFTA can provided many opportunities and incentives to the U.S small and mid-sized companies who seek opportunities abroad . </li></ul>NAFTA desk offers information about legal procedures and regulations to investing in Mexico, and we also provide contacts to all government sites related.
  11. 11. Contact <ul><li>NAFTA –DESK </li></ul><ul><li>Moisés Zavaleta </li></ul><ul><li>1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington , DC 20006 </li></ul><ul><li>Tel. (202) 728-1700/1705 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax (202) 296-4904 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>