SIIA Chairman Simon Tay presented a report to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Peru on 21 October on the Mexican economy. He reviewed the Mexican economy as an independent expert, working together with Dr S.K. Kim of the Korean Institute of Economic Policy and with the support of Dr. Hank Lim, the SIIA's Director for Research.
The extensive report on Mexico's individual action plan covered not only questions of trade and tariffs, but also non tariff issues, foreign investment, intellectual property and competition policy. The report formed the basis of a three hour review of Mexico's individual action plans towards a more open economy with points raised by senior officials from the APEC member economies.