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INTO MEXICO CPI's Shelter Program offers a full service option and is designed for companies interested in setting up a manufacturing facility along Baja California's Mexico border region in the most cost effective and timely manner with limited exposure in Mexico.
LABOR FORCE Mexico and Baja California's workforce is well-educated, plentiful and reliable. Graduating around 115,000 engineering and technical students nationally per year. The region also offers a variety of academic and applied research centers of great national and international prestige.
The entire California and Baja California is known as the “CaliBaja Mega Region” with the manufacturing hub of Tijuana boasting an over 50 year-old history in manufacturing activities.
At its inception, the draw for foreign manufacturers was its low-cost labor rates, today the manufacturing landscape is much different; Mexico has attracted global corporations from the manufacturing sector that go far beyond simple assembly. It is now common to find companies that design, develop and manufacture some of the most complex products in the marketplace for a variety of industries.Learn More About Us
Our role is to facilitate the successful expansion of manufacturing operations into Mexico. We handle the complete set-up of the new company and manage the day-to-day administrative duties in accordance with Mexican regulations allowing the client to focus 100% on high quality manufacturing. With over 35-years of combined experience our management team has successfully established over 200 companies in Mexico ... expanding their global footprint while ensuring their competitive advantage.
Wrecking the North American Free Trade Agreement deal could scuttle many of the job gains the U.S. auto industry has experienced since emerging from the Great Recession, and lead to job losses by many of the blue-collar workers who helped President-elect Donald Trump win in November. That's the message from a new study by the Center for Automotive Research. After entering the presidential race in 2015, then-candidate Trump began targeting NAFTA as a major factor behind the loss of American manufacturing jobs. He has repeatedly called out automakers, including Ford, General Motors and Toyota, for importing Mexican-made vehicles, and threatened to either end or modify the trade deal or, alternatively, to enact a 35 percent tariff on goods brought in from the country.Read more
CARDIGAN, P.E.I. – Canada’s Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says he will be “surprised” if President-elect Donald Trump tears up the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite his campaign rhetoric promising to do just that. In fact, when asked whether he was concerned about the future of NAFTA under a Trump presidency, the MP for Cardigan, Prince Edward Island elicited a hearty laugh. “I know what he said, but what you have to do in these situations is deal with the situations as they come forward,” MacAulay said. “I’m sure Trump knows how important money is. Both governments and industry in both countries and Canadian and American citizens understand this, so I would be surprised if anyone is going to try to destroy that system of making money.”Read more
Tijuana’s vibrant culinary, arts and craft beer culture has landed the city on the New York Times’ list of the 52 Places to Go in 2017. Tijuana ranked No. 8, right after Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and before Detroit, which it called “a comeback city set to make good on its promise.” Under the headline, “Trading an unsavory reputation for a great food scene,” the Times said Tijuana is undergoing a culinary renaissance and cited the city’s craft brew pubs, chic coffee houses, “hipster food trucks” and trendy Baja Med restaurants as driving forces in the city’s turnaround. “Though still rough around the edges, this fast-growing border town is on the rise,” the Times said, also noting Tijuana’s proliferation of luxury high-rise condos and a new, $60-million transit system.Read more
Several U.S. oil companies were among the winners of petroleum contracts awarded by the Mexican Hydrocarbon Commission to develop deep water projects. On December 5, 2016, several U.S. oil companies were among the winners of petroleum contracts awarded by the Mexican Hydrocarbon Commission to develop deep water projects in the Gulf of Mexico. From a legal standpoint, an initial assumption could be that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became more relevant to these “American” companies entering into the Mexican oil market. Indeed, the legal regime provided by NAFTA Chapter 11, which was designed to protect property rights in long-term investments, could be essential to ventures involving operations that might last for over two decades. Later, President-elect Donald Trump announced Rex Tillerson as his nominee for Secretary of State. Until 2016, Tillerson was the CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the U.S. oil companies investing in the new projects in Mexico.Read more
Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even as the relationship is being questioned by President-elect Donald Trump. Shipments from Mexico totaled $245 billion in the first 10 months of the year, according to Commerce Department figures released Tuesday, ahead of Canada’s $230 billion. If the trend continues, it would be the first time ever the U.S. bought more imports from its neighbor to the south. The two countries ended 2015 tied in exports to the U.S.Read more
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce told a closed-door gathering of Mexican and American corporate and government leaders that it is aiming to keep Donald Trump from fulfilling his campaign threat to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.Read more