Introduction

As part of the EU’s trade strategy towards Latin America, the EU has concluded and is negotiating Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with various countries and trading blocs in the region.

Mexico was the first country in the region that signed an Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement (“Global Agreement”) with the EU in 1997. The Global Agreement also included trade provisions that were developed in a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement covering trade in goods and trade in services, which came into force in October 2000 and 2001 respectively.

In January 2013, both partners decided “to explore the options for a comprehensive update of the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Co-operation Agreement between the EU and Mexico”.


Ecorys has been awarded a contract to to carry out an evaluation of the implementation of the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an assessment of the possible modernisation of this Agreement. This study will be implemented over the course of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, and will be completed at the latest by February 2015. All important information concerning the project can be found on this website.

For any comments, questions or suggestions regarding the Evaluation of the EU - Mexico FTA, please contact us at the following email address: eu-mexico@ecorys.com