Mexico’s coordinated port strategy is an important step toward reaching its trade capacity potential

As Mexico’s middle class is rising and demanding more imports, the nation’s production and need to export is simultaneously increasing. In response, the Mexican government is investing $5B USD in its network of 117 ports on both the Gulf Coast (particularly at the seaport of Veracruz) and Pacific Coast.

The investment coincides with a new coordinated port strategy along each coast in which tariffs will be more harmonized and operations at intermodal hubs will be coordinated on a more macro level with the goal of improving the overall logistics chain throughout Mexico and to and from its trading partners.

While new or modified infrastructure is critical, an effective trade facilitation strategy by the Mexican Customs service must accompany the investment in order to maximize its potential.

​Read more on the Journal of Commerce.

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