Introduction (by Joey T. Shabot and Manuel Rajunov)

The passage of the Mexican National Development Plan (NDP) for 2019-2024 brings with it opportunities for Israeli companies of many kinds looking to do business with Mexico, as it realizes its vision for continued development. Over the years, Israel and Mexico have engaged in mutual cooperation initiatives, sharing Israel’s accumulated academic and technological knowledge and experience, with special emphasis on the fields of agriculture, water treatment, and hi-tech. Bilateral trade volume currently stands at US $600 million, and expectations are that this sum will continue to increase. With Israel’s new incoming Ambassador to Mexico, Mr. Tzvi Tal, the relationship between Israel and Mexico is poised for growth. Israeli companies stand to benefit from closer economic ties with Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

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