ALA Midwinter Conference
San Antonio, Texas, January 20, 1996
Business Materials for
Trade and Business with Mexico
San Antonio Public Library
Access Mexico: Emerging Market Handbook & Directory. Ed. R. Parado-Maurer and Judith Rodriguez. Virginia: Cambridge Data & Development, 1992.
Bancomext Trade Directory of Mexico. Mexico D. F: Banco Nacional de Comercio de Exterior, S.N.C., 1994.
Country Report: Mexico. New York: The Economist Intelligence Unit, 1995.
Dietz, Hugo Ortiz. Mexico Databank 1995-96. Mexico D.F.: Mexican Business and Investment., 1995.
Global Texas: International Trade Information Sourcebook. Ed. Raymond J. Brimble. Austin, TX: CIBER, 1992.
Kent, Kara. The U.S.- Mexico Trade Pages: Your Single Source for Transborder Business. Washington D. C.: Global Source, 1992.
Key Business Directory of Latin America. New York: Dun & Bradstreet, 1995.
Latin America Product Guide. New York: De Paula Publishing, 1994.
Manzilla, John L. Opportunity in Mexico: A Small Business Guide. Buffalo, NY: Free Trade Consultants, 1992.
Mooz, William E. Jr. An Introduction to Doing Business in Mexico. Irvington, NY: Transnational Juris Publications, 1995.
OECD Economic Survey of Mexico. 1995. Washington D.C.: OECD Publications & Information Center, 1995.
Reiner, Theodore S. and Reiner, Anne E., eds. Doing Business in Mexico. New York: Bender, 1992-.
Winsor, Anita. The Complete Guide to Doing Business in Mexico. New York: AMACOM, 1994.
1988 Directory of In-Bond Plants (Maquiladoras) in Mexico. El Paso: Mexico Communications, 1988.
The Complete Twin Plant Guide. El Paso: Solunet, 1994.
Files, Priscilla. Maquiladoras: A Bibliography. Monticello, lL: Vance Bibliographies, 1991.
Hispanic Business. Ed. Jesus Chavarria. Santa Barbara, CA: Hispanic Business, Inc.
Lloyd Economic Report. Guadalajara, Mexico: Operanda de Fondos Lloyd, S.A.
Mexico: Your Partner in Growth. Mexico D.F.: Mexican Investment Board.
The Southwest Economy. Dallas, TX: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Twin Plant News. Ed. Mike Patten. El Paso, TX: Nibbe, Hernandez and Associates.
U.S./ Latin Trade. Ed. Mark Ludwig. Miami, FL: New World Communications, Inc.
Country Reports on Disc: The Americas. New York: Economist Intelligence Unit, 1995.
Mexico CD-ROM. New York: Dun & Bradstreet, 1995
has links to business articles and information about jobs
is primarily helpful to small business owners. This site is sponsored by Taiwan Trade, Mexico Business, Puerto Rico Trade, NAFTA Register, California Trade, and the port of Houston. The key issues addressed are NAFTA and International Trade.
Latin American Network:
addresses banking, economy,and finance of Latin American countries. Certain corporate entities are described in detail such as BancoMext and Banco de Mexico.
This site is designed "to provide infommation regarding NAFTA and other trade-related information." It provides more infommation on NAFTA and Mexican, regional, economic development.
Government Document Sources
North American Free Trade Agreement
PrEx 1.2:T 67/
The treaty itself is divided into the following five volumes:
The NAFTA Volume I
The NAFTA Volume II
North American Free Trade Agreement Annex 302.2 Schedule of Canada
North American Free Trade Agreement Annex 302.2 Schedule of Mexico
North American Free Trade Agreement Annex 302.2 Schedule of the United States
Department of State Dispatch
Includes news conferences, speeches, and statements of the President and the Secretary of State, speeches of Department officials, selected press releases of the White House and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Also includes current action on treaties, calendar of internal conferences and meetings, and listings of Department of State press releases, publications of the Department of State, congressional documents relating to foreign policy, and current United Nations documents. Indexed once a year.
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Includes presidential items such as addresses and remarks, appointments and nominations, bill signings, executive orders, letters, memorandums of special interet, news conferences, proclamations, swearing in ceremonies, etc.
Y 4.Sm 1:102-90 The North American Free Trade Agreement: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, US House, September 18, 1992.
Y 4.SM 1:103-17 The North American Free Trade Agreement: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, US House, March 24, 1993.
Y.4Sm 1:102-65 The North American Free Trade Agreement: hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy of the Committee on Small Business, US House, February 21, 1992.
Y 4.F 76/1:F 87/2 North American Free Trade Agreement: American jobs and environmental protection: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade and on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, US House, December 9, 1991.
Y4. En 2/3:102-15 North American Free Trade Agreement: hearings before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House, March 20, May 18, 15 (part 1) and October 31 (part 2), 1991.
Y 4.Sm 1:102-44 Protecting the Environment in North American Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: hearing before the Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy of the Committee on Small Business, US House, September 30, 1991.
Y.4 W 36: WMCP 102-10 Exchange of Letters on Issues Concerning the Negitiation of a North American Free Trade Agreement, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House, May 1, 1991.
Y.4 F 76/1:N 81/16 North American Free Trade Agreement: hearings before the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade on Westem Hemisphere Affairs on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House, March 6, April 9 and 16, 1991.
Y.4 Sm 1:101-29 The Free Trade Agreement: hearing before before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, Washington D.C., October 4,1989.
Y.4 F 49: S.hrg. 101-204 Oversight hearing of the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Committee of Finance, U. S. Senate, April 7, 1989.
Y 4. J 89/2: S.hrg. 100-1081 United States - Canada Free Trade Agreement: Hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundreth Congress, second session, on the constitutionality of establishing a binational panel to resolve disputes in antidumping and countervailing duty cases, May 20, 1988.
North Amencan Free Trade Agreement: Opportunities for U. S. Industnes
NAFTA Industry Sector Reports
C 61.2: T 67/12
Reports on 36 manufacturing sectors with a special section on small business.
The NAFTA Implementation Resource Guide: Where To Go For Answers on NAFTA Implementation
C 61.8: T 67
Provides a listing of contacts for questions regarding NAFTA implementation. Subjects include agriculture, customs, labor, taxes, transportation, etc. Includes hotline numbers for both United States and Canadian information.
The North American Auto Industry at the Onset of Continental Free Trade Negotiations
L 29.15: 38
This paper examines the restructuring of the United States, Mexican, and Canadian auto and auto parts industries.
North american Free Trade Agreement: Comparisonswith and Lessons from Southern EC Enlargement
L 29.15: 39
This study compares how Mexico's addition to the United States - Canadian Free Trade Agreement compares to the southern enlargement of the EC. Comparisons are made of incomes, populations, trade volumes, trade structures, intra-industry components, trade barriers, capital and labor mobility, and macroeconomic conditions.
The NAFTA, Expanding U. S. Exports, Jobs, and Growth
Report on Environmental Issues
PrEx 1.2: N 82/2
This report provide an assessment of the likely effects on the environmental issues raised by the NAFTA. It adressess environmental concerns that have been raised since February 1992, and focuses on issues between the United States and Mexico.
Report of the Administration on the North American Free Trade Agreement and actions taken in fulfillment of the May 1, 1991 Commitments.
PrEx 9.2: T 67/6
This report describes the benefits of the agreements and the actions that the Administration has taken in fulfillment of the President's May 1, 1991 commitments to Congress on worker adjustment, labor rights, environmental protection, and thorough consultation.
The North American Free Trade Agreement: A Guide to Customs Procedures
This guide concentrates on explaining Chapters Four and Five of the NAFTA, where the rules of origin and procedural obligations relating to customs administration are described. It was designed to give importers, exporters and manufacturers an overview of the benefits and rquirements of the Agreement.
U.S. - Mexico Trade: Pulling Together or Pulling Apart?: Office of Technological Assessment, and Summary
Y 3.T 22/2:2M 57, and
Y 3.T 22/2:2M 57 SUM
In the first book's foreword, the director of the Office of Technology Assessment states, "Mexico and the United States...cannot negotiate a divorce. Their economies are intertwined, and will become more so in the future. A NAFTA could bring out the worst in each nation, or it could put them on the path to mutually supportive high-wage, high-productivity strategies." These books explore the possiblities of the Agreement and then summarizes the findings.
Doing Business with Mexico
Presentation, ALA Midwinter Conference, January 20, 1996
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