Exporting to Mexico could potentially present great opportunities for U.S businesses.

Tariffs on U.S. goods and services exports to Mexico are nearly non-existent due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico is geographically close to the U.S. Many Mexicans are familiar with U.S. products, services and brands.

Mexico is the third largest trading partner and the second largest export market for the U.S. Last year, trade between the two countries averaged more than $1 billion per day.

Even Mexican goods exported to the U.S. contain 64 percent U.S. contents, Michael C. Camuñez, an official with the U.S. International Trade Administration, claimed in a recent posting.

Below are some of the potential export opportunities to Mexico identified by the U.S. Department of Commerce:

Short term ESL programs for students

Corporate training programs in management and executive-level language proficiency programs  


Cardboard, paper, metal, glass, plastic, wood packaging equipment and spare parts

Franchising of services such as entertainment concepts for children, personal care services, home care services

IT service contracts in security, training, tailored software apps, leased infrastructure, wireless apps, maintenance, consulting & IT/systems integration, CATV network apps, business intelligence software, Web 2.0, social networks, cloud computing, virtualization, online advertising, mobile broadband, green IT, healthcare IT

Healthcare IT solutions and systems for hospitals in electronic health record (EHR), automation hardware and software, hands-free communication devices, billing systems, real-time database update, transfer data imageology

Security and safety solutions for government and businesses in armor, tactical equipment, personal protection products, night vision tactical equipment, alarms, industrial protection accessories

Aluminum doors and windows, plastic doors and windows, windows and window frames, electrical fixtures, steel and iron doors and windows, plumbing fixtures, roofing products, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, door and door frames, electrical insulating tubes, copper tubes and pipes, wood parquet panels