March, 2018

  • 11 March

    The United States imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (PhD) Canada and Mexico are exempt while negotiating NAFTA. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, signed a Proclamation that imposes tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but said that his country should show flexibility and cooperation with friendly countries. “Canada and Mexico …

February, 2018

  • 23 February

    NAFTA moves forward in 2018

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (PhD). – Automotive content rules in NAFTA. The seventh round of NAFTA will take place from February 25 to March 5 in Mexico City. Rules of origin is one of the most discussed topics in conversations. “The rules for automotive content, one of the most …

  • 19 February

    The economy of Baja California and Mexico grew in the last year

    By: Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (PhD) Against all odds, Mexico’s economy has growth in the first year of Trump. One year after Trump took office, NAFTA remains in place. When Trump won the election a year ago, the Mexican peso fell by approximately 11%. A year later, the Mexican economy is …

  • 15 February


    -Editorial With three weeks in his new role, in an interview with Beyond Borders Gazette, the current president of Canacintra Mexicali, Eugenio Lagarde, shared his opinion in relation to the statement released by Coparmex after spreading in a press conference that only 9.4% of entrepreneurs in the state of Baja …

January, 2018

  • 20 January

    Rises in electrical rates lower competitiveness in Baja California and the northern border

    By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, Economist (PhD). The rise in energy inputs affects the maquila and the industry. “Some effects of the rise in energy inputs are the closure of companies, loss of jobs, low competitiveness and raised prices of goods and services,” said Dr. Alejandro Díaz Bautista, economist, national researcher …

  • 13 January

    Impacts of the United States Tax Reform in 2018

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist, (PhD). “The tax reform of the United States is the largest tax modification in the country for decades. By increasing the national debt at a time when the economy is doing well, the fiscal proposal threatens to leave Congress with less room to maneuver to …

December, 2017

  • 27 December

    The NAFTA negotiations will conclude by 2018

    By: Dr. Alejandro Diaz-Bautista, economist (PhD) By 2018, there are risks to the economy, such as elections and the conclusion of NAFTA. “The Mexican economy continues to be vulnerable to external shocks, where the most obvious risks are the price of oil, the elections and the renegotiation of the North …

  • 17 December

    Trump’s stance dangerous for US, Canada and Mexico’s economy

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, economist (PhD) Trump’s government tough stance towards NAFTA talks is dangerous for the economy of the United States and Canada as well as Mexico. “Five of the seven negotiating tables of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) recently concluded in Mexico City, but we are …

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    Peso and Mexican Stock Exchange react to possible candidacy of Meade to Mexico’s Presidency

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, economist (PhD) The Mexican currency remains in the face of a global fall in the dollar, and after confirming the resignation of Finance Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, who minutes later announced he will register as a pre-candidate for the Presidency of Mexico for the PRI party. …

  • 27 November

    Economic Impacts of Black Friday in the northern border of Mexico

    By: Dr. Alejandro Díaz-Bautista, Economist (PhD). There’s a consumer leak in Baja California and in the northern border during 2017. Borderlanders left at least $1 billion in Southern California during Black Friday 2017. “During this week of” Thanksgiving or the day of the turkey” there were long lines of motorists …