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The USMCA and the Future of Mexico's Trade Policy under AMLO

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The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to host Luz María de la Mora, Mexico's Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, for a conversation on USMCA and future directions of Mexico's trade policy under AMLO.

The Andrés Manuel López Obrador administration maintains a focus on inclusive economic development and greater government involvement in driving economic growth. With an extensive network of free trade partners, Mexico is deeply integrated into global supply chains. Upon ratification by the three North American countries, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is set to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Additionally, on December 30, 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, of which Mexico is a signatory, took effect, which will open up more markets to Mexican goods and allow the country to diversify its economic relations. 

Luz María de la Mora currently serves as Undersecretary for Foreign Trade in Mexico's Secretariat of Economy. She is the founder of LMM Consulting and the Mexico chapter of Vital Voices Global Partnership. She has served as Undersecretary for Economic Relations and International Cooperation in Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and as Assistant Undersecretary for International Trade Negotiations in Mexico's Secretariat of Economy. She headed Mexico's trade offices in Brussels and Montevideo, worked in the NAFTA office in Washington, DC, and was a Wilson Center Fellow. She has a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México, an M.A. in International Political Economy from Carleton University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.



  • Earl Anthony Wayne

    Public Policy Fellow; Advisory Board Co-Chair, Mexico Institute
    Career Ambassador; Former Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador to Argentina and Mexico, Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan


  • Luz María De La Mora

    Former Mexico Public Policy Scholar
    Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat of Economy, Mexico