SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – 10/30/2017 — The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is currently being negotiated leaving some manufacturing companies unsure about the future of international trade.  The good news is that medical device and aerospace manufacturers in Mexico have access to other international agreements and special tariff sections that don’t depend on NAFTA.  Co-Production International (CPI) is hosting a special no-cost, one-day industrial tour and educational forum to address these topics while giving attendees a first-hand look at the booming Mexico manufacturing industries.

“International trade, especially in North America, is complex and dynamic and extends well beyond just NAFTA.  This unique forum is an opportunity for medical device and aerospace manufacturers to understand exactly how NAFTA negotiations will impact them.  Attendees will leave this event with a stronger understanding of the NAFTA negotiations and the international trade agreements outside of NAFTA that apply to them,” says Veronica Contreras, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CPI.

CPI hosts quarterly and curated no-cost industrial tours along the southern border for companies interested in seeing manufacturing in Mexico.  In addition to touring major medical device and aerospace manufacturing facilities, this special tour offers an additional draw during NAFTA negotiations – the chance to understand how negotiations will impact medical device and aerospace manufacturers.  Attendees will hear from US and Mexican experts about trade agreements beyond NAFTA and what they mean for their company’s manufacturing expansion into Mexico. Attendees will also get an insider to look to getting started in Mexico and a special dinner featuring Baja Mediterranean cuisine and award-winning regional wines.

NAFTA negotiations haven’t slowed down investment in Mexico manufacturing.  Just south of San Diego, California, the Mexican state of Baja California boasts nearly 200 medical device and aerospace manufacturers with a strong, over 78,000-person workforce dedicated to these industries.  US manufacturers often see expansions into Mexico as a co-production effort between their stateside headquarters and their Mexican counterparts.  Mexico isn’t just for cheap labor, but for a highly-trained and skilled workforce that manufacture pacemakers, orthopedic devices, surgical fixtures, complex x-ray machines and more in the region.  In the aerospace sector the same applies; airframe structures, turbine machining, landing systems, wiring harness and complex electrical components are all produced in Baja California. 

“Despite negative chatter, manufacturing and North American trade hasn’t slowed down.  We have major international powerhouses in Baja California; from Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, and ICON Aircraft to Medtronic, DJO Global, and Greatbatch Medical, just to name a few.  We are seeing manufacturers continuing to invest in Mexico manufacturing facilities throughout NAFTA negotiations, just like they’ve done for over five decades.  Business is business and its CPI’s job to show them how to navigate these trade agreements to find success in Mexico,” says Contreras.


Date: December 7th, 2017
No cost. Includes transportation, meals and educational forum
Registration Now Open:

Co-Production International is an administrative services provider located in San Diego, CA, offering successful business expansion solutions, shelter company services, day-to-day administrative management, site selection, and the complete set-up of your operation in Mexico. For more information, or if you are interested in a cost analysis for expanding your operations to Mexico, visit or call (619) 429 4344.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Alma Denisse Martinez at Co-Production International

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