The T-MEC, being a treaty of high standards, has made it easier for us to restructure supply chains in North America, which has been even more timely to face the effects of the pandemic. This approach of production to final consumers has allowed Mexico to be an essential part of this productive rethinking underpinned by disciplines in trade facilitation, electronic and digital commerce, environmental protection or investment, to name a few.
Being a treaty with a democratizing and inclusive trade vocation, we have worked with the United States and Canada in favor of SMEs and during these two years we have made digital tools available to them, such as the MSME MX platform to take advantage of business opportunities in T-MEC markets.
We have organized four business conferences to strengthen the efforts to promote the T-MEC, we have trained more than 200 companies in 10 states to ensure that they have the information they require to take advantage of the opportunities offered by this agreement and we have brought them closer to buyers in the United States and Canada.
We have also organized virtual business roundtables for Mexican businesswomen with buyers from the United States and Canada and we have developed specialized training programs on the panorama that businesswomen find when exporting and the opportunities offered by the T-MEC. In this sense, the T-MEC has been a tool for the economic recovery to include all people and leave no one behind.
The covid-19 pandemic has aroused protectionist temptations in the world. Having the T-MEC has allowed us to face the temptation to apply restrictive measures to trade to protect national production, especially in the agricultural sector.