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2 MEXICAN EXPERIENCE WITHIN NAFTA MOVEMENTS OF PEOPLE IMPACT ON NATIONAL POLICIES IMPACT ON NATIONAL POLICIES

3 NAFTA Negotiated by Canada, Mexico and the United States of America It seeks to establish: Elimination on trade barriers Promotion of investment and competition Protection of intellectual property Creation of the most important economic block in the region to achieve international competitiveness

4 Chapter XVI - Temporary Entry for Business Persons Chapter XVI - Temporary Entry for Business Persons preferential trading relationship facilitating temporary entry on a reciprocal basis establishment of transparent criteria and procedures for temporary entry ensure border security protect domestic labor force and employment in each territory

5 3 The Temporary Entry Working Group The Group meets once a year with the aim to review the results of the measures adopted to facilitate the entrance and movement of business persons. This meeting is oriented to explore new mechanisms to ease this movement as well. This Group is headed by immigration officers of each country, with the participation of other agencies. In the case of Mexico, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Public Education participate within the Group.

6 4 Business Persons Categories Business Persons Categories Business Visitors Traders and Investors Intra – Company Transferees ProfessionalsProfessionals

7 5 Migratory Form for Business Persons In order to achieve all dispositions established on Chapter XVI, the INM created a new Migratory Form for Business Persons and Investors (FMTTV) since April This Form includes American and Canadian Business Persons, allowing them to be registered as Business Visitors. Other nationalities are considered in the same Form, but as Counselor Visitors (FMVC).

8 6 The "FMN" was replaced by the FMTTV to expedite entry procedures FMTTV - Migratory Form for Tourists, People in Transit, Business or Counselor Visitors

9 7 Statistics Canada US Workers under NAFTA in Canada by Subgroup: Flows TraderInvestorProfessionalIntra-Company Transferee OtherTotal Source: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Canada

10 8 Statistics Canada Mexican Workers under NAFTA in Canada by Subgroup: Flows TraderInvestorProfessionalIntra-Company Transferees OtherTotal Source: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Canada

11 9 Statistics USA NAFTA Article 1604 Calendar Year Arrivals by Selected Class of Admission - CANADA TraderInvestorProfessionalIntra-Company Transferees OtherTotal ,35170,22917,61120,031110, ,16371,08220,85818,962114, ,63532,46010,4577,48852,294 Source: Department of Homeland Security, USA

12 10 Statistics USA TraderInvestorProfessionalIntra-Company Transferees OtherTotal ,7981,80612,0776,81523, ,2252,9621,72315,5058,71830, , ,0634,40415,351 NAFTA Article 1604 Calendar Year Arrivals by Selected Class of Admission - MEXICO Source: Department of Homeland Security, USA

13 11 Statistics Mexico Business Persons Documented Flow of Business Persons (FMTTV holders) April 2004 – August 2004 Source: NationalMigration Institute, Mexico

14 12 Statistics Mexico Business Persons Business Persons In Mexico January – August 2003 / January – August FMTTVJAN -AUG 2003JAN-AUG 2004VARIATION % USA 190,307207, CANADA 15,139 12, TOTAL205,446220, Source: NationalMigration Institute, Mexico

15 13 Statistics Mexico Business Persons Business Persons In Mexico Nationalities Source: NationalMigration Institute, Mexico

16 Statistics Mexico Business Persons Business Persons Categories In Mexico Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Migración. Source: NationalMigration Institute, Mexico

17 Statistics Mexico Business Persons Business Persons Categories according to Nationalities Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Migración. Source: NationalMigration Institute, Mexico

18 NAFTAs impact on national and international policies NAFTA members have not really modified their migratory procedures in a substantial way to further facilitate the entry of Business Persons. Mainly for border security reasons Strict regulations Limitations for Business Persons

19 MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL MIGRATION INSTITUTE Mexico City Luz María Servín Director for International Affairs


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