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Plastics and packaging trade mission to Mexico

Mexico is a ripe market for Canadian suppliers of plastic processing equipment, molds and packaging equipment. The...


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May 3, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

Mexico is a ripe market for Canadian suppliers of plastic processing equipment, molds and packaging equipment. The growing number of women in the workforce has increased the demand for processed food and pre-packaged food and beverages in Mexico, which in turn has increased demand for plastic processing and packaging equipment. To assist companies that are considering the Mexican market, various government agencies are organizing a trade mission for the week of September 2, 2002, to coincide with the Plastimagen show in Mexico City.
The mission will use a new format that emphasizes one-on-one meetings with targeted buyers, so early involvement of suppliers is critical. Pre-mission work to identify the procurement needs of major Mexican firms is already underway. The emphasis is on national buyers, contract manufacturers and packagers. In addition to meeting buyers, the mission will include networking with local distributors, agents and partners.
The mission is organized by Export Development Canada, Industry Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).
A fact sheet developed by EDC estimates growth of 15% per year for the next three years for plastics and plastic products in Mexico. The country only has 25 moldmakers and 25 domestic producers of plastics processing machinery.