Fecha de publicación: 02/12/2017

Uruguay XXI coordinated the business mission to Mexico within the framework of the tour headed by the President of the Republic, Tabaré Vázquez, from November 13 to 16, in which 19 entrepreneurs from companies from different sectors participated.

Along with the collaboration of the Embassy of Uruguay in Mexico, the Economic and Commercial Department and the Mexican institution responsible for promoting international trade and investment, ProMéxico, the business agenda was composed of presentations, technical visits and business rounds with its counterparts from American country in different areas of the productive sector.

In the morning of November 15, a business breakfast was developed between the Uruguayan delegation and the Mexican private sector. The event featured a presentation by the Uruguayan president and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Promexico and Uruguay XXI promotion agencies. Finally, the Minister of Economy, Danilo Astori, made a presentation about the commercial opportunities and bilateral cooperation, the event ended with a space for networking.

The delegation that was headed by President Tabaré Vázquez, also had the presence of the Chancellor of the Republic, Rodolfo Nin Nova, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Danilo Astori and Tabaré Aguerre, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, who held meetings together with both delegations.

For his part, President Tabaré Vazquez held a private meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, at the mining palace.

The visit to the Mexican state served to strengthen the bilateral ties between both countries, where the possibility of a new air connection with Mexico was raised, a quota of meat free of tariffs and the possibility of selling dairy products in supermarkets gondolas.


During this visit, significant progress was made in commercial matters and access to that market. In the first place, a tariff benefit was obtained for beef, which will enter with a quota of 250 tons without tariffs to the Aztec market. Likewise, the official meeting achieved that for the first time in all its negotiations, Mexico established the entry of 1,500 tons of powdered milk, which could be imported directly by the final distributor. Also, in terms of rules of origin, it was possible to renegotiate the rules originally set for products such as alfajores and certain aluminum products, with which the income will be exempt from tariffs. These changes will take effect once the internal procedures in both countries are met.

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