Made in Mexico is an opportunity with T-MEC taking effect

Promote and recover the Made in Mexico through an industrial policy implemented by the State is key for the country to take advantage of the changes that will come with the Treaty between the United States, Mexico and Canada (TMEC), which will enter into force on July 1st.

Boosting the Made in Mexico can be the key for the country to successfully face the early start of the T-MEC. Photo: Creative Commons
Boosting the Made in Mexico can be the key for the country to successfully face the early start of the T-MEC. Photo: Creative Commons

In the last 30 years, there has been no industrial policy with a vision to produce and strengthen the national industry, this has generated a great dependence on the import of intermediate Asian goods that must decrease to be more competitive, strengthen the national industry, promote the Made in Mexico.

This will be key for Mexico to take advantage of the new provisions that come in the T-MEC and are focused on strengthening regional production, also becomes more relevant to consider that the Treaty is an element that can contribute to economic recovery, after the Covid-19.

For Mexico to have an industrial policy, it must be promoted by the State with the aim of generating social development.

Without adequate industrial policy measures, it is difficult to recover quickly after the loss of jobs, and for the families of these people, it is a balance of the crisis that social spending alone is not enough.

The purpose of the declaration of denomination of origin Made in Mexico

Apart from the products that it has bequeathed to the world, the nation has many more with a denomination of origin Made in Mexico. If you wonder what that is, here's the explanation.

Mexico is a country that from its pre-Hispanic cultures has bequeathed many of its original products to the world, but there are others that also have a denomination of origin Made in Mexico, that is, "the distinctive sign by which a product characteristic of a region is recognized," according to the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).

The IMPI is, according to an article of the Ministry of Economy, "the highest administrative authority in industrial property matters in Mexico, competent to issue declarations of protection of appellations of origin and authorize their use, as well as process and if necessary grant trademark registrations, among other powers.

In order for a product to have a declaration of this type, it must meet three requirements:

a) The denomination of origin must be constituted by the name of a place or geographical region of the country;

(b) That the name designates a product originating in that geographical region;

c) That the product has special characteristics and qualities with respect to products of the same class or species and that these are due exclusively to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors.

In the world, there are famous products with the denomination of origin, such as Roquefort cheese, Parma ham, a sparkling wine made in the French region of Champagne or Peruvian Pisco.

In the case of Mexico, 17 products have this distinction: tequila, mezcal, sotol, charanda, cod, vanilla Papantla, coffee from Veracruz, coffee from Chiapas, mango Ataulfo, habanero chili from the Yucatan peninsula, cacao Grijalva, olinalá from Guerrero, talavera from Puebla, amber from Chiapas, chile from Yahualica, raicilla and rice from the state of Morelos.

What is the declaration of denomination of origin good for?

The aim is to promote the formation and conservation of local products, train human capital in the production of qualified products, which in turn will teach these techniques to new generations and help develop viable technologies for sustainable production.

According to the Ministry of Economy, "denominations of origin are not obtained or granted by decree or by any authority, they exist only because of factual situations; that is to say, first they are used, they are famous and recognized by the public that consumes them, and later, they are protected by means of the corresponding declaration".

Supporting products that have a denomination of origin Made in Mexico is also a way to support Mexico and everything that emerges from its generous land.

By Mexicanist