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The European Union and Mexico have reached an "agreement in principle" on the main trade parts of a new EU-Mexico association agreement. The new agreement replaces a previous deal between the EU and Mexico from 2000.

The original association agreement brought many trade benefits to the EU and Mexico, though some trade barriers still remain.

The new deal will:

  • scrap high Mexican tariffs on European food and drinks
  • allow EU firms to sell more services to Mexico
  • pledge to protect workers' rights and the environment

Negotiations are focused on completing the technical details of the agreement. Negotiators expect to have a final text of the agreement in late 2018.


The deal explained in 60 seconds

Exporters' stories

Get inspired by some of the small EU firms already exporting to Mexico.

Questions and answers

The context, benefits, concerns, and process of the deal

Agreement in principle and texts of the agreement

Read a summary of the negotiating results, and the texts agreed so far


Areas of the deal, benefits for EU firms, outcome for EU member countries

Mexico information page

Trade statistics and details of the existing trade deal