The Undersecretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, Luz Maria de la Morawill leave the post in the midst of her participation as an interlocutor of various consultations under the Mexico-United States-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), Mexican media reported this Thursday.
His departure, they noted, was requested days after the appointment of Raquel Buenrostro as the new head of the Ministry of Economy in Mexicoon October 7.
The now former official of the Mexican Government also leaves the Ministry of Economy one week after the resignation of his former holder, Tatiana Clouthierwho publicly stepped down from the post from the usual presidential conference since National Palace.
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De la Mora worked as head of the Undersecretary of Foreign Trade since 2018, with the team of the then Secretary of Economy, Graciela Marquez Colinnow owner of Mexican Statistical Institute (Inegi).
Luz Maria’s history
In her functions, she was in charge of being the main promoter of foreign trade, the development of Mexican micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), as well as mediating consultations on energy, automotive, and labor issues between the three North American nations. within the framework of the T-MEC.
As an interlocutor, she participated in the consultation panels related to the energy sectordue to demands of USA Y Canada before restrictive measures and for the benefit of the Mexican state Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Y Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).
In addition, it advanced in automotive disputes over rules of origin and excessive incentives to the detriment of the Mexican industry.
De la Mora also collaborated in the favorable resolutions for Mexican workers regarding the renegotiation of collective agreements in companies of the automotive sectionas were the cases of General Motorsin the north and lowlands of Mexico.
Among his recent assignments, he highlighted the promotion of the tripartite agreement to relocate strategic value chains for North America in the three signatory countries of the USMCA and in sectors such as health, energy, as well as semiconductor supply.
De la Mora held positions in previous public administrations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexican, as head of the Economic Relations and International Cooperation Unitand in the Ministry of Economyas head of the International Negotiations Coordination Unit.
He also participated as a member of the Mexican negotiating team in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)and has a doctorate in Political Science from Yale UniversityUSA, a master’s degree from Carleton University, Canada, and a degree in International Relations from the Colegio de México (Colmex).
Officials criticize exit
On his departure, Larry Rubin, president of the American Society, commented that “the departure of Luz María for Economy is not the best of timessince she has extensive knowledge of the environment, the implications, the foreign companies and businessmen with disputes, and the key officials in the United States and Canada, with whom the administration of President López Obrador will have to face the controversy panels.”
He also said that the official who becomes the undersecretary “must have a great willingness to work with foreign investment, with the governments of the United States and Canada, as well as a great knowledge of the TMEC and the Mexico-United States binational trade”, since which, he said, “represents the largest foreign investment in the country.”
It is a bad sign for the Mexican economy that Luz María de la Mora leaves in the middle of the T-MEC consultation process,” agreed Gabriela Siller, director of Economic Analysis at Banco Base.
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