Title: Does textile sector trade of Mexico drive international competitive advantage?

Authors: Thalia Ortiz, Vicente Castillo, Gustavo T. Alfaro, Eduardo Tapia, Rajagopal

Addresses: Faculty of Business, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City Campus, 222 Calle del Puente, Tlalpan, Mexico DF. ' Faculty of Business, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City Campus, 222 Calle del Puente, Tlalpan, Mexico DF. ' Faculty of Business, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City Campus, 222 Calle del Puente, Tlalpan, Mexico DF. ' Faculty of Business, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City Campus, 222 Calle del Puente, Tlalpan, Mexico DF. ' Faculty of Business, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), Mexico City Campus, 222 Calle del Puente, Tlalpan, Mexico DF

Abstract: This paper analyses how China|s admission into the World Trade Organization (WTO) has affected the Mexican Textile Industry. The authors discuss the implications of China|s entry into the WTO for Mexico and the bilateral relationship between China and Mexico from the perspective of growth in international trade and economic development. The issues of foreign direct investment (FDI), tariffs and business environment for the foreign companies in Mexico have also been discussed in the paper.

Keywords: textile industry; Mexico; Latin America; China; international trade; competition; competitive advantage; World Trade Organization; WTO; bilateral relationships; economic development; foreign direct investment; FDI; tariffs; foreign companies; preferential trade; export policies; social environment; business competition; business growth.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCG.2010.034167

International Journal of Business Competition and Growth, 2010 Vol.1 No.2, pp.162 - 176

Available online: 16 Jul 2010 *

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