AFP – G20 economy and trade ministers will meet next week in Mexico to seek a boost in trade as part of efforts to tackle Europe's debt crisis. The meeting immediately follows the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Puerto Vallarta.
Bloomberg - Relations with Canada and Mexico on trade in telecommunications equipment and services improved in the past year, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in releasing a review of global commercial barriers.
Reuters - Mexican President Felipe Calderon, set to leave office this year, pressed on Monday for a swift decision on his country's bid to join free-trade talks with the United States and eight other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
AAP - Mexico and China have signed an agreement aimed at preventing cheap Asian-made footwear from flooding the Mexican market, Economy Secretary Bruno Ferrari says. The agreement, which will take effect on May 1 and run until December 31, 2014.
Dow Jones - Mexico registered a trade surplus in February, its second in three months, as exports rose sharply from a year earlier and from the previous month, backed by strong manufacturing exports and high crude oil prices.
Truckinginfo - Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, in 2011 is valued at $904 billion, a 14.3 percent increase compared to 2010.
Reuters - Argentina will ask Mexico to renegotiate a bilateral trade accord on the automobile industry, following Brazil's lead as it seeks to improve its trade balance, the government said on Tuesday.
Reuters - The United States on Monday ordered final duties on bottom-mount refrigerators from South Korea and Mexico in a case brought by U.S. manufacturer Whirlpool against foreign rivals, including LG and Samsung.
Reuters - Planned free trade negotiations between Latin America's two biggest economies are in jeopardy as a result of the dispute over auto exports, Mexico's economy minister said.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexico’s imports of Chinese-made shoes climbed 151 percent in January, a month after compensatory quotas on those consumer goods expired. Mexican shoe manufacturers have asked for an analysis of "possible safeguards."