Over the past decades, Mexico’s economy has grown massively. Today, Mexico is the world’s 12th largest industrial nation and Germany’s most important trade partner in Latin America. In 2017, the trade volume between both countries amounted to around 20 billion euros. Recently, Mexico has become the seventh largest automotive producer worldwide. Besides the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as well as transport and logistics are important trading sectors for both Mexico and Germany. Furthermore, Mexican IT services are in high demand in Germany.

The bilateral cooperation between Germany and Mexico within the Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI) was officially launched in April 2018 when the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Secretaría de Economía) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) signed a Joint Declaration of Intent for the bilateral dialogue on quality infrastructure at the Hannover Messe. Both sides share a strong interest in working towards harmonized quality infrastructures, fair market access and production conditions and well-balanced regulatory conditions.


On 3 June 2019, a decree was taking effect that affects import procedures to Mexico for various products. As part of these regulatory changes, a so-called “declaration of non-commercialization”, by which goods not meant for commercialization could be imported without being compliant with Mexican technical regulations, has lost validity.

During the week of May 6-10, a Delegation of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), led by Mr. Helge Engelhard, Deputy Director General for Digital policy and Innovation, visited Mexico in the context of the German-Mexican Dialogue on Quality Infrastructure.


2019-10-10 León, Guanajuato, Mexico

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, the annual meeting of the German-Mexican WG Quality Infrastructure will take place in León. Under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Mexican Ministry of Economy (SE), numerous experts and business representatives from both countries will meet in the city of León to jointly adopt a work plan for further cooperation on quality infrastructure.


Daniel Solterbeck
Head of Country Component Mexico
Global Project Quality Infrastructure (GPQI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 826, Piso 9
03100, Col. del Valle, Ciudad de México, México


Phone: +52 (55) 55 36 00 66


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