Mexico Plans To Reignite Industries Tied To The U.S.

Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 5:20pm
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Office of the Presidency of Mexico
Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Graciela Márquez

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s federal government presented its plan to gradually reopen activities during the coronavirus pandemic. And it includes the reactivation of industries crucial for trade with the United States.

Starting Monday, May 18, construction, mining and vehicle manufacturing will be considered essential activities in Mexico. 

Mining is relevant for the Sonora-Arizona region and many industries. The automotive and aerospace sectors are among the top economic and trade activities between both countries.

Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Graciela Márquez said the government will provide guidance and businesses will adjust. 

While some applaud reactivating economic sectors, others worry about the health risks this might bring. 

Business groups and the U.S. government had been urging Mexico to allow the operation of industries crucial to the bilateral supply chain. 

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