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Accession Number ADA584258
Title U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 31p
Personal Author M. A. Villarreal
Abstract The bilateral economic and trade relationship with Mexico is of interest to U.S. policymakers because of Mexico's proximity to the United States, the high level of bilateral trade, and the strong cultural and economic ties that connect the two countries. Also, it is of national interest for the United States to have a prosperous and democratic Mexico as a neighboring country. Mexico is the United States' third-largest trading partner, while the United States is, by far, Mexico's largest trading partner. Mexico ranks third as a source of U.S. imports, after China and Canada, and second, after Canada, as an export market for U.S. goods and services. The United States is the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico. The 112th Congress will likely maintain an active interest in Mexico on issues related to cross- border trade between the two countries, the implementation of NAFTA trucking provisions, economic conditions in Mexico, migration, counternarcotics, and border issues.
Keywords Agreements
Bilateral foreign direct investment
Dolphin- safe tuna labeling dispute
Economic development
Economic reforms
Economic trends
Industrial plants
International relations
International trade
Mexican poverty
Nafta long-haul trucking provisions
Nafta trucking provisions
Nafta(North american free trade agreement)
Retaliatory tariffs
Sugar dispute 2006
United states government
United states-mexico economic relations
Worker remittances

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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