Some highlights covered in the discussion included:
- 6 million jobs in the US depend on trade with Mexico, 246,000 of those are in Pennsylvania.
- Canada, the US and Mexico are working to make the NAFTA region the most competitive region in the world.
- Mexico’s historic structural reforms are opening enormous investment opportunities across key sectors such as energy and telecommunications, among many others.
- The Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), (in which Mexico and the United States are key negotiators) will boost the competitiveness of our region and will create great trade and investment opportunities among the twelve (12) Asia-Pacific participating countries that will drive world economic growth in the future.
Mexico is the region’s second largest export market in the Greater Philadelphia Region, after Canada, representing nearly 10% of overall exports.
View Behar's presentation "NAFTA RELOADED: Strengthening Competitiveness in North America"