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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 with Mexico started in May 2016 and both sides reached an agreement in principle on the trade part in April 2018.

The new agreement, once ratified, will replace the existing EU-Mexico Global Agreement, which entered into force in 2000.

EU-Mexico trade in your town

Learn about each EU country's exports to Mexico.


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