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Doing Business in Mexico

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 8:00am — 10:30am
The Northern Club, 19 Princes Street, Auckland

On 6 October 2016 the Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand, in coordination with the ProMéxico Trade Commission in Australia and the Latin American New Zealand Business Council organized a seminar at the Northern Club in Auckland, New Zealand. Approximately 50 people attended, interested in learning about business opportunities in Mexico.

The event began with the welcome remarks by the Mexican Ambassador José Gerardo Traslosheros, who underlined the competitive advantages of Mexico as well as the ample opportunities for New Zealand businesses, including projects in science and technology. The Ambassador highlighted the importance of the economic promotion of Mexico in New Zealand due to the great opportunities existing with Mexico.

The Trade Commissioner of ProMéxico, Esaú Garza, then shared with the audience the advantages that Mexico has as an investment destination. He explained that Mexico has preferential access to most of the main economies in the world and stressed the signature of the TPP through which New Zealand and Mexico will have mutual preferential access to goods, services and investment opportunities. In addition, he presented the sectors with greatest potential, the very favourable performance of Mexico in various international indicators and the competitive advantages of doing business with Mexico.

Tony Barclay, CFO of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, shared the success story of his firm in Tijuana, México. This is an enterprise with more than 800 employees in Tijuana that started operations in year 2009. Mr Barclay expressed his great satisfaction with the investment in Mexico, the access to an expanded market, the logistical facilities, and the great quality and productivity of the Mexican labour force. He also praised the initiative of the Mexican Government to promote Mexico as an investment destination.

Finally, the event came to a closure with the words of Matthew O´Meagher, President of LANZBC, who praised Fisher and Paykel Healthcare for their commitment to the market and encouraged more New Zealand firms to consider Mexico.

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