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Input Sought on Topics to be Discussed in U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

Monday, November 25, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is soliciting input from public stakeholders through Jan. 9 to help determine the scope of discussions under the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue. The HLED was launched Sept. 20 in an effort to help the two NAFTA partners maintain their global competitiveness through“continued and deepened economic integration, commercial exchange, and policy alignment.” Areas of potential cooperation are listed below, and the ITA is seeking comments on these and any other topics that should be addressed.

- promoting competitiveness and connectivity in transportation and telecommunications, including intelligent transportation systems, logistics corridors and freight planning, modernized and expanded bilateral air transport relationship, customs, and border master plans

- fostering economic growth, productivity, entrepreneurship and innovation through workforce development, joint investment promotion, travel and tourism, economic development along the border and a comprehensive economic development strategy, effective use of the North American Development Bank, partnership on advanced manufacturing, economic empowerment of women, entrepreneurship, food and agricultural trade, diaspora engagement, remittances and regulatory cooperation

- partnering for regional and global leadership, including on the promotion of development in Central America, regional trade priorities, and transparency and anti-corruption

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