Ambassador Kirk Arrives in Mexico to Stregthen Bilateral Trade Relations
Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro arrived in Mexico City, Mexico to meet with Mexican government officials, business leaders and business owners. This morning Ambassador Sapiro met with SAGARPA International Affairs Director Kenneth Smith Ramos and Trade Under Secretary Beatriz Leycegui. During the meeting, Ambassador Sapiro stressed the importance of our bilateral relationship with Mexico and how the U.S. and Mexico can strengthen its trading relationship.
This afternoon, Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro met with representatives from General Electric to learn more about GE's activities in the Mexican energy sector and how GE is using technology to address environmental concerns. Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro also participated in a roundtable with small and medium-sized business owners who export to Mexico. The roundtable gave the business owners an opportunity to highlight the benefits and the challenges they experience when exporting to Mexico.
Ambassador Kirk completed his day by conducting an interview with Dow Jones Newswires in the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin (the Benjamin Franklin Library). Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin is open to the public and is a place where people can go to check out books, study, use the Internet and even learn more about the U.S.-Mexico trading relationship.