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Removal of Visa Restrictions will help expand trade and investment with Mexico

Published by Bryant McNamara on June 28, 2016

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauds the elimination of visa requirements for Mexicans entering Canada announced today by Prime Minister Trudeau during Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s state visit to Ottawa. The Mexican President also announced that his country would re-open its borders to Canadian beef imports.

“The visa issue has been a major irritant affecting Canada’s official relationship with Mexico,” according to CME’s President & CEO Jayson Myers. “It has harmed Canada’s tourism industry, and has stood in the way of many bilateral trade and investment opportunities.”

“The ability of people to travel and to do business across borders, unencumbered by unnecessary regulatory restrictions, is fundamentally important to maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of both the Canadian and Mexican economies, particularly in light of the close integration of North America’s manufacturing and services industries. 

“Security is a real concern, but that can be managed better by working together to ensure good risk management procedures at our borders rather than blanket visa requirements.”

The elimination of visa requirements for Mexican travellers to Canada has been a long-standing priority for CME and our partner organizations like the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico that are committed to promoting trade and investment between our two economies.

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