Over the years, Mexico has strategically positioned itself in the global trade arena by forging crucial free trade agreements. Notably, the treaty with the United States and Canada, known as T-MEC, has been a key cornerstone of Mexico's trade policy, shaping tariff negotiations and facilitating economic integration among the North American neighbors. However, in recent times, the rise of China as a major economic player and partner has added new dimensions and challenges to Mexico's trade landscape.
China's Growing Role in Mexico's Trade
On the T-MEC National Forum, Mariana Aparicio Ramirez, an academic at UNAM Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, highlighted the significance of China as an essential ally for Mexico during the pandemic. She also highlighted the significance of China as an essential ally for Mexico during the pandemic. China's role as a source of investment, innovation, technology, and tourism presents numerous commercial opportunities for Mexico. Unlike the United States, which imposed restrictions on certain priority goods for national security reasons, China maintained a more open trade policy, further solidifying its appeal as a partner for Mexico.