Competitive Advantages of Mexico

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject Sub-subject: Competitive Advantages of Mexico in the Global Market. Syllabus:

  1. Competitive Advantages of Mexico.
  2. Ease of doing business in Mexico.
  3. International competitiveness of Mexico.
  4. Ranking of competitiveness of Mexico's states.


Sub-subject “Competitive Advantages of Mexico” is studied...
  1. Course: Mexico
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific, and BRICS Countries-Mexico
  3. Doctorate in Business in America

Learning materials in English or Spanish México Ventajas French Mexique

Credits of the sub-subject “Competitive Advantage (Mexico)”: 0.1 ECTS Credits

Sample of the sub-subject: Competitive Advantages of Mexico
Competitive Advantages of Mexico

Description Sub-Subject Description: Competitive Advantages of Mexico:

  1. Mexico occupies the second position worldwide, by the number of Free Trade Agreements in force. Mexico has signed ten Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and several Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
  2. Mexico is a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Mexico, the United States, and Canada). These three countries are also members of APEC.
  3. Mexico is the second biggest recipient of foreign direct investment in Latin America.
  4. Mexico offers important savings in labour force costs compared to other potential foreign direct investment locations.
  5. Business with productive activities in the United States could benefit with an 11.5% tax rate reduction by moving to Mexico.
  6. In Mexico, an investor needs only six procedures to incorporate a company.
  7. For export products from Mexico, only five procedural documents are required. This gives Mexico an advantage over countries like Brazil, the People's Republic of China, and India where more documents are required.
  8. Regarding the macroeconomic stability, the United Mexican States ranks in place twenty-eight (out of 139 countries, World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report).
  9. Between 2009 and 2012, Mexican real exchange rate will remain virtually balanced to the United States dollar and the euro.
  10. Mexico is situated between the main global consumer markets.
  11. Mexico shares a border with the United States (3,000 kilometres); has quick access to the European market through the Atlantic Ocean and the Asian market through the Pacific Ocean.
  12. Mexico has many natural resources that favour the development of a vast number of the production activities, including those related to renewable energy generation.
  13. Mexico has a long tradition of mining production, which plays a significant position in the economic activity of Mexico, especially in the industrial sector. Mexico is globally renewed for its mineral production, particularly silver, copper, bismuth, arsenic, lead, and zinc.

ProMexico is the Mexican Government institution in charge of strengthening Mexican participation in the international economy.

Ranking Easy of Doing Business of Mexican States.

States Ranking
Aguascalientes 1
Baja California 27
Baja California Sur 31
Campeche 7
Coahuila 10
Colima 6
Chiapas 2
Chihuahua 11
Federal district 32
Durango 18
Guanajuato 9
Guerrero 25
Hidalgo 16
Jalisco 29
Mexico 28
Michoacán 14
Morelos 30
Nayarit 15
Nuevo Leon 12
Oaxaca 20
Puebla 19
Querétaro 17
Quintana Roo 22
San Louis Potosí 4
Sinaloa 5
Sonora 13
Tabasco 8
Tamaulipas 21
Tlaxcala 23
Veracruz 24
Yucatán 26
Zacatecas 3

Source: Doing Business -World Bank

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