The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA, by its Spanish initials) the National Auto-parts Industry (INA, by its Spanish initials) the National Association of Bus, Truck and Tractor-trailer Manufacturers (ANPACT, by its Spanish initials) and the Mexican Association of Automotive Dealers (AMDA, by its Spanish initials) presented the automotive sector agenda: “Dialogue with the automotive industry 2018-2024.”
A base document that will serve to manage the agenda together with all the aforementioned Associations in this transition period, to assess what has been achieved, fulfill the review of whatever is needed to be updated and have a navigation mal regarding the government authorities.
Guillermo Prieto, executive president of the AMDA, announced the first priority subject for the automotive sector within the Action and Public Politics Lines to Strength the Development of the Sector, which includes improving the environment, reaching the market potential through the promotion of new vehicles sales, keeping control measures in the import of used vehicles, adjustments to the regulations applicable to vehicles in circulation and auto-parts, promotion and SMEs professionalization for vehicle renovation, among others.
The AMDA president underlined: “We finance approximately 72 % of the sales and different studies and analysis that make us anticipate that through the different innovation work schemes we will have to do, I think that in about 3 years we could reach a finance of 85 % of sales.”
The second point was presented by Miguel Elizalde, executive president of the ANPACT: to improve the business environment; country cos. Where they point out strengthening the productive chains in the national industry, ensuring enough qualified human resources in a technical and professional level, ensure the access to water and quality energetics, competitive prices amount, in addition of underlining safety for terrestrial transportation.
Eduardo Solis, president of AMIA, assured that the third point of commercial Negotiations; access to international markets, is very important, as Mexico exports 83 % of the vehicles it manufactures, therefore the opening of international markets is fundamental. “We must establish our strategy because on one hand we want to keep and of course defend our market; that is why it is necessary to review and improve our current commercial agreements,” Solis noted.
For the fourth and last point, Oscar Albin, president of INA detailed that the research and development of technology and innovation is one of the most important subjects to be addressed, thus if there are not technological advances for the automotive industry at the moment, within 10 years there will not be auto-parts produced needed by new vehicles and Mexico will not manufacturing the automobiles the world will be needing.