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.
Rogelio Garza
Roundtable
Rogelio Garza
Rogelio Garza
Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce

As a country, we are fully committed to the Paris Agreement and our strategy to reduce polluting emissions. This involves not only manufacturing operations but also carbon emissions from the national vehicle park. The future is electric for the automotive sector and within our “precision-shot” strategy, we have opened a specific division for suppliers wanting to participate in the electrification trend. Soon, Mexico will start manufacturing electric light-vehicle models and that will force us to move ahead in supplier development strategies for these types of components. Electrification will bring new business opportunities as demand for these vehicles grows and we must take advantage of our position as manufacturers to make the best of this new trend. As a government, we must be agile enough to support this transformation and integrate more suppliers to the production chain.

Mexico has vast experience in automotive manufacturing after substantial investments from OEMs and suppliers, as well as a strong development strategy
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View from the Top
Rogelio Garza is the Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce at the Ministry of Economy.
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