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NFTC Welcomes New Trade-Related Regulatory Reforms Enacted by Mexican Government
Date: 10/15/2010
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today hosted a roundtable with José Luis Paz, Head of the Mexican Embassy's Trade and NAFTA Office, to discuss 12 measures recently enacted by the Mexican Government to simplify economic and trade-related procedures and regulations. These measures eliminate unnecessary costs of procedures and regulations in the Secretariats of the Economy, Health and Agriculture, and are designed to facilitate access to the latest technology in Mexico.

"We welcome these new measures, as they bring U.S. and Mexican standards closer to harmonization. We applaud Mexico for recognizing the compatibility of U.S. and Mexican standards for the testing and certification of certain products and working to remove what can often be time-consuming and unnecessary procedural requirements for some U.S. exporters," said NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Issues Chuck Dittrich. "By simplifying a number of trade-related procedures, these measures have the potential to significantly increase U.S. exports and strengthen the North American export platform."

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the 12 measures on August 17, 2010.
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