Trade & Investment

Trade & Investment

Finance minister says reforms attracting funds

Reuters - Mexico is attracting foreign investment thanks to its growth-enhancing reforms, the country's finance minister said on Monday, adding that market volatility would subside once investors focus on the economy's good fundamentals.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/mexico-investment-idUSL5N0L11VL20140127

Mexico draws more than $7 billion in investments

Reuters - Pepsico, Nestle and Cisco on Friday announced major investments that together totaled more than $7 billion in Mexico, where the government has pushed through a series of economic reforms that aim to boost foreign investment and growth.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/24/us-davos-mexico-idUSBREA0N1GM20140124

Progress reported in potato talks with U.S.

Capital Press - A National Potato Council official reported progress in his industry’s efforts to both include fresh, white potatoes in the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and to open all of Mexico to fresh U.S. spud imports.

http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20140126/ARTICLE/140129914

Mexico celebrates poultry trade success

Poultry World - In the two decades of Nafta, Mexico has risen to become the number one export market for U.S. chicken, turkey, duck and eggs in 2013, with annual sales exceeding $1.3 billion, according to U.S. government trade data.

http://www.worldpoultry.net/Broilers/Markets--Trade/2014/1/Mexico-and-US-celebrate-poultry-trade-success-1451581W/

U.S., Mexico are in talks over meat dispute

WSJ - Mexico is in discussions with U.S. trade officials in efforts to find a solution to a contested meat-labeling rule, said Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo. Mexico wants a resolution that doesn't discriminate where cattle are born.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304632204579340210125494606

Nestle plans to invest $1 billion in two new plants

Bloomberg - Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, will invest $1 billion in Mexico over five years, building two new factories in its sixth-largest market. A new infant nutrition factory will be built in Ocotlan and a petfood factory in Silao.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-24/nestle-invests-1-billion-building-two-new-plants-in-mexico.html

Can fair-trade coffee save Chiapas?

Fox News Latino - Chiapas is coffee country, supplier of premium beans to boutique coffee brands and major international companies. But Chiapas is, too, home to many of the poorest towns in Mexico, despite concentrated efforts to invest following fair trade and sustainable production guidelines.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/money/2014/01/22/trickle-down-economics-can-fair-trade-coffee-save-mexicos-poorest-state/

U.S., Mexico dismiss reopening Nafta accord

EFE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Mexican counterpart Jose Antonio Meade dismissed here Friday the possibility of "reopening" the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling instead for steps to reinforce the 20-year-old pact.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/01/17/us-mexico-dismiss-reopening-nafta/

German auto parts firm opens $150 million plant

EFE - German auto parts manufacturer Hella inaugurated a $150 million headlight plant in the central Mexican city of Irapuato. The factory will initially employ 250 people, but the staff is expected to grow to 1,500 as production ramps up.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/01/17/german-auto-parts-firm-opens-150-mn-plant-in-mexico/

Mexico says TPP talks could conclude by April

Reuters - An ambitious trade pact being negotiated among Pacific Rim nations could be concluded as soon as April, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would cover almost 40 percent of the global economy.

http://www.voanews.com/content/reuters-mexico-says-pacific-trade-talks-could-conclude-by-april/1832586.html

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