An August 21 World Trade Club/U.S. Department of Commerce event in Indianapolis will focus on doing business in Mexico. Here are the details:
Since NAFTA was implemented, Indiana’s sales to Mexico have grown at an annual average rate of 12.8%. In 2011, Indiana’s exports to Mexico reached $3.27 billion. Transportation equipment alone constitutes 31.8% of total exports, and has increased by over 20% since 2005. Mexico is the United States’ second largest export market resulting in over $850 million of trade taking place each day. Indiana exports to Mexico constitute nearly 11% of total exported manufactured goods, offering growth potential for U.S. companies. It provides a unique opportunity for U.S. manufacturers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to participate in Mexico’s manufacturing supply chain.
At this event, the World Trade Club will be presented an Export Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
– Michael Camuñez: Assistant Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. He will discuss:
- U.S. – Mexico Trade Relations
- Cross-border issues
- National Export initiative
– Juan M. Solana: Consul of Mexico. He will discuss the benefits NAFTA U.S – Mexico trade relations.
– Dr. Allert Brown: Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies at University of Notre Dame. He will discuss the current business climate in Mexico.
– Chris Felts: Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. He will discuss the legal opportunities and obstacles in Mexico.
– Randy Goode: Senior Vice President, PNC Bank. He will offer a perspective on financing business deals in Mexico.