The CBI has been asked to brief a Mexican Minister on the importance of rolling over the agreement, which acts as a significant opportunity to represent the views and voices of members currently benefiting from this trade relationship.
Through our international network, the CBI has excellent relationships with Mexican officials, and the new Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico.
These relationships include Mexican officials in London and Brussels, the British Embassy in Mexico City and the Mexican government.
The CBI sees being asked to brief the Mexican Minister on rolling over the EU-Mexico agreement as a great representation of the influence and insight our member-driven mandate can bring.
Going forward, the trade experts at the CBI will continue to use feedback and insights from members to drive conversations forward and highlight the value to both sides of reducing trade barriers.
The updated EU-Mexico trade agreement is expected to be in force at the end of 2019, so it is vital that this comprehensive agreement is replicated for UK companies. With a new government in place in Mexico, we will champion the importance of the UK-Mexico relationship. This is all the more important with the level of economic growth expected in Mexico in the coming decades.