U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations: Trends, Issues, and Implications [November 4, 2016]   [open pdf - 974KB]

"The U.S.-Mexico bilateral economic relationship is of key interest to the United States because of Mexico's proximity, the high volume of trade with Mexico, and the strong cultural and economic ties between the two countries. The United States and Mexico share many common economic interests related to trade, investment, and regulatory cooperation. The two countries share a 2,000 mile border and have extensive interconnections through the Gulf of Mexico. There are also links through migration, tourism, environmental issues, health concerns, and family and cultural relationships. The 114th Congress has maintained an active interest on issues related to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and possible effects on U.S.-Mexico trade relations; NAFTA [North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement] and WTO [World Trade Organization] trade issues; U.S.-Mexico trade and investment issues; Mexico's economic reform measures, especially in the energy sector; and U.S.-Mexico border management. Congress has also taken an interest in the economic policies of Mexico's President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Since entering into office on December 1, 2012, Peña Nieto has successfully driven numerous economic and political reforms that include, among other measures, opening up the energy sector to private investment, countering monopolistic practices, passing fiscal reform, making farmers more productive, and increasing infrastructure investment. […] This report provides an overview of U.S.-Mexico economic relations, trade trends, the Mexican economy, NAFTA, and trade issues between the United States and Mexico. It will be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32934
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