Doing Business With Mexico
The United States—Mexico Border
“The area lying 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the north and south of the 3,141 kilometer (1,952 mile) U.S.—Mexico boundary.”
-1983 Agreement for the Protection and Improvement of
the Environment in the Border Area (La Paz Agreement)
The Golden Triangle
80% of Mexico GNP and 70% of the country’s export activity is generated from an area in Mexico located between Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City, informally referred to as The Golden Triangle. 70% of Mexico’s EAP (Economically Active Population) and labor force is concentrated here.
The movement of goods between the U.S. and Mexico is highly complex
· U.S. and Mexican regulations governing transportation differ in many respects
· Multiple parties are typically involved in the transport transaction
· Market conditions between the two countries vary over time, creating capacity and demand imbalances
· Fluctuating currency exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Mexican Peso
· Import and Export Tariffs based on value and classification of goods are imposed
· Carrier selection is heavily influenced by Buyer and Seller needs
Qontinuity has the Experience
· Since 1990, Qontinuity has ...
· designed, implemented and directed transportation operations for three U.S. motor carriers—one of which now ranks among the largest U.S. trucking operations south of the border.
· re-engineered and expanded the operations for two motor carriers, with existing presence in the Mexico market—increasing their market share and profitability.
· assisted two major U.S. trucking companies with Mexican motor carrier acquisitions .
· expertise with both van and open-deck motor carriage.