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Trade Mission to Mexico to strengthen business relations with the furniture industry (17/02/2014)

The delegation, headed by Minister of Industry, Enterprise and Innovation, in which the Mayor of Yecla integrates, in his capacity as President of the Yecla Furniture Fair, will meet with entrepreneurs, responsible agencies and embassies

José Ballesta and the regional delegation will today hold a working meeting with Mexican businessmen and sign a cooperation protocol with the municipality of Mexico City

The Community promotes an institutional mission to Mexico in order to promote trade relations Murcia companies with these two countries and establish a network of business opportunities that allow both states to boost the internationalization of companies in the region.

The delegation, led by the Minister of Industry, Enterprise and Innovation, José Ballesta, is made by the Mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, as President of the International Furniture Fair of Yecla, along with officials from the National Association of Manufacturers and Exporters Furniture Spain (ANIEME) and the Regional Association of Woodworkers (Arema).

This week will meet with entrepreneurs in related industries and meetings with the heads of the most representative trade and economic institutions of both states, as well as national authorities and embassies.

The Minister José Ballesta said, "This trip has the fundamental axis closer trade ties with strategic countries for the economic interests of the region, such as Mexico, since position Murcia companies in these markets can generate a high volume of exports of Region to those countries. "

Mexico is one of the most attractive emerging markets for both foreign trade and for productive investment, market size and its geostrategic position, and for us is a priority.

It is the second largest number of free trade agreements in the world, as it has signed 12 treaties involving 43 countries on three continents.

It also represents a unique opportunity for foreign trade and is one of the main destinations for foreign investment in the Americas.

Regarding exports to Mexico Region, the Minister noted that "have surged over the past year, to exceed 36 million euros."

José Ballesta also alluded to the good momentum of trade relations between Spain and Mexico, and said about the importance of this country with which there is a free trade agreement, in force since 2000.

During the first day of stay in Mexico, the Minister José Ballesta and delegation of businessmen from the region will hold a working meeting with officials of the Union of Industrialists of the State of Mexico, to advance lines of cooperation and trade between Murcia and Mexican companies in strategic sectors such as energy and furniture.

Crossbow also signed a protocol with the president of the municipality of Mexico City (Ecatepec), Pablo Bedolla, to promote collaboration in economic, trade and cultural issues and progress in the promotion of sectors and products of interest to both regions.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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