Mexican automotive industry at NAFTA renegotiation: The influence of public and private alliances in trade policy.

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The global political and economic uncertainty has generated the participation of different interest groups increasing their influence in determining the trade policy of countries. During the renegotiation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between 2017-2018, the private sector in Mexico developed two types of alliances. First, implementing a formal structure through the “Cuarto de Junto” or Side Room as the consulting group for the federal government and second, establishing a strong relationship with their counterparts in the United States. The objective of this study is to identify interest groups that emerged in the renegotiation of NAFTA, the creation of alliances among groups and finally, the influence of these groups in Mexico-United States trade policy. It is a qualitative study with exploratory and descriptive approach. For collection of information we used a literature review and semi-structured interviews with key informants mainly, representatives of the private sector in México.
Keywords: Global governance; international busines policy; Uncertainity; business-government relationships; political strategies; institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019
EventAcademy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference 2019: International Business in an Unsettling Political and Economic Environment - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019


ConferenceAcademy of International Business (AIB) Annual Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleAIB 2019 Annual Meeting
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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