Amidst the controversy between Mexico and USA, several businessmen from Mexico have gathered to give sound advice to not fall in misinformation that’s been spreading through the election campaign in an attempt to win votes from the American people, so they’re proposing a counter campaign to fight it back.
President of the Council of Business Coordination (CCE) Juan Pablo Castañón said that a lot of threats and arguments are unreal, that they were just presented as a winning attempt over the American people and not as something they would actually go through once it’s over.
Both countries share a closer relationship than what is shown in the media; socially and commercially speaking, they both have a major monetary impact with each other as well as millions of jobs whom depend on this relationship, says Castañón.
So the CCE president has called forward businessmen to his cause and invited people in general to gather on a counter campaign with nothing but hard facts and cold numbers to demonstrate the commercial success of Mexico and USA.
Some of the data recollected for the campaign include: the treaty represents 15% of the total global income, a 28% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and a 14% of the flow of foreign investments; trade incomes between businesses and partners quadrupled since 1993, which represented a profit of over 1 trillion dollars in 2015, and half of it belongs solely of trades between Mexico and USA; the number 2 export destination of the States and number 1 for California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, is Mexico; plus more than 500 million dollars in goods cross the border every day.
If they start increasing taxes for Mexican products due to a compromised relationship between them, it could mean a rise in prices on cars of up to 8,000 dollars each. Another example would be flat TV screens; they could go up to 1,000 dollars more per unit.
“We can’t callow political agendas put at risk decades of efforts and a shared future, we need to keep investing in our association to build ourselves stronger y be more competitive as one region” he concluded.