Mexico and the TPP

The article “7 points to understand the TPP and its impact on Mexico” ( is a fantastic article that reviews the TPP as well as its challenges and benefits for Mexico. Mexico joined the TPP in October of 2012 when they were invited by the United States. For Mexico the TPP has the potential to “lead to greater investment opportunities and well-paid jobs for Mexicans.” The article outlines a few of the challenges, a few of which being that the TPP is the “opening of markets auto parts and dairy products and the extension of the term of drug patents.” Some of the major benefits for Mexico outlined within the article are that Mexico would have access to some of the largest economies in the world, an agreement to export 150,000 million dollars in various goods, as well as growth of domestic exports of 150,000 million dollars. While the future is still unclear as to how Mexico will fair after its adoption into the TPP, it is safe to say that the numerous potential benefits seem very promising.

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