The Tecma Group of companies recently took a retrospective look at twenty years of the NAFTA with former Mexican trade minister and NAFTA negotiator, Luis de la Calle.
Today, de la Calle is a partner in the Mexico City-based law firm of de la Calle, Madrazo and Mancera, while in the early 1990s he was part of the group that negotiated the details of the North American Free Trade Agreement on behalf of the Mexican government.
During the approximately thirty-minute conversation, de la Calle discusses the forces that led to the conception of the idea of the NAFTA, the positive outcomes of the treaty’s adoption by the three participating nations, as well as his retrospective thoughts as to what could have been included in the historic trade agreement that would have served to make North America, as a region, more competitive on the global stage.
During the twenty years of the NAFTA podcast, de la Calle asserts that the signatories to the treaty would have and still may benefit through tripartite agreements in areas such as education, basic research and multi-modal transportation, for example.
About de la Calle, Madrazo and Mancera
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About The Tecma Group of Companies
The Tecma Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas provides services that have enabled firms from a wide range of industries to establish and maintain manufacturing in Mexico operations for almost three decades. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies control and focus on their core, value-added functions, while Tecma tends to their human resource, payroll, accounting, logistics, and other needs that, although important, are not part of the manufacturing process.