Automotive
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Experts agree that Mexico will continue to attract investments, but what trends will the country follow?
ROGELIO GARZA
Roundtable
ROGELIO GARZA
ROGELIO GARZA
Deputy Minister
Industry and Commerce

Mexico’s participation in the industry will be founded on competitiveness. Our priorities should focus on market diversification and investing in the areas that are important to OEMs and suppliers in the country. Under this administration, Mexico has worked on implementing a “light” industrial policy where the government only intervenes in matters when the market demands it. Our focus has been on four pillars: generating world-class talent, promoting innovation, supporting supply chain development and creating synergies between clusters. If NAFTA were canceled and we worked under WTO regulations, a 2.5 percent tariff in car and auto parts production would not impact us as long as we remain competitive. We must keep growing our capabilities for investment to continue.

The renegotiation of NAFTA has shone a light on Mexico’s true competitiveness as an automotive hub.
GUIDO VILDOZO
View from the Top
GUIDO VILDOZO
Senior Manager, Americas Light Vehicle Sales Forecasting
IHS Markit
IHS Markit is the result of a merger between firms IHS and Markit.
Guido Vildozo
View from the Top
Guido Vildozo
Manager of Latin American Light Vehicle Forecasts
IHS Automotive
Mexico’s automotive production capacity will likely reach 5.5 million units by 2020
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Insight
The fall of oil prices in 2015 had a significant impact on the country, but although this has been a negative trend for oil exporters
Guido Vildozo
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Guido Vildozo
Manager of Latin American Light Vehicle Forecasts
IHS
Our goal is to try to understand how quickly OEMs can ramp up a second and third shift at the new plants that just started operations.
Guido Vildozo
Insight
Guido Vildozo
o, Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts Manager of Latin America
IHS
“The next step is going to be the hardest because Mexico has a limited supplier base that needs further development”
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