Before members of the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX, by its Spanish initials) in Queretaro, Manuel Diaz, national director of Seko Logistiks Mexico, introduced the lecture “USMCA in the agricultural sector” at the facilities of Hotel Domain. Understanding the global environment, what is happening and where are we going were the provisions of the subject exhibited by Manuel Diaz, who underlined that changes in foreign trade standards resulted from the United States decisions that strength the protectionism worldwide and that cause a “great commercial unbalance and a very strong deficit of buyers.”
As a result, Mexico sought commercial agreements that, he slated, do not strength the market which was already secured with American customers nor with companies previously settled in the national territory.
“25 years ago when we began with the NAFTA we exported 7 million dollars of agricultural products, this has quintupled during these 25 years. Nowadays we are number 10th country in exports and 11th in production,” said Manuel Diaz, who also said that one of the big challenges is that “that production can reach more Mexicans,” since our country has been the main commercial partner of the North American country.
From this arises “the importance of progressing in the USMA, we are competing against the technology producer for the largest agroindustry in the world,” he explained.
The World Food Organization recommends 75 % of the environmental self-sufficient and in Mexico “we are reaching 57 % of self-sufficiency.” With the renegotiation of the Agreement, our country reformed its Labor Law, a policy that has been seen reinforced with the 4T and that has achieved that during the first quarter of the year we continue to be the main partner of the North American country.
He also explained that the new Agreement observes an attachment in which the countries involved are committed to adopt and fulfill labor practices according to the International Labor Organization.
On the other hand, tensions caused by the commercial war cause a favorable scenario for the industrial area of real estate said the Consultora CBRE, but also warns of the impact in the world economic growth.
Manuel Diaz urged businessmen to take into account the challenges presented and that has to do with the medium and big companies’ safety and with the future commercial policies.
Before uncertainty, Mexico needs better producers. A 14 % increase was anticipated for this year in field exports, but with suitable measures, it could reach 16 % per year. However, it is fundamental for the country to fight against corruption, give the importance the commercial war deserves and that can position in the market.