You will be better communicated with your customers and/or suppliers. Our Bicultural Identity is your best connection with Latin America.
You will not have to deal with the difficulties that may arise due to the complexity of the Latin American Market. We know what to do and how to do it for you.
You will be given expert support. Our superior knowledge of the market offers you specialized and cost effective solutions.
You will get a 24/7 faster and reliable service. We are always available and ready to help you expedite your shipments.
LOGISTICS SERVICES TO MEXICO: FACILITATED
Venturing into the great nation of Mexico for the first time?
Unsure about how things work there?
Your current Service Provider not getting the job done?
The first important element is understanding there’s a very different culture that exists in the Freight Forwarding Industry, as well as Corporate Culture in general, compared to the US and Canada. The second is choosing a shipping company that is already well-versed in this culture, and has a proven track record of reliability and professionalism. Why not choose the best?
Latin American Cargo has always delivered on its promise to get shipments to and from Mexico safely, securely, and in a timely manner. Our thorough understanding of the logistics process enables us to provide our clients with a superior end-to-end service that is driven by our understanding of both the freight forwarding industry and the Mexican culture. In other words, we speak their language.
How about penetrating the Mexican market on an ongoing basis? Need guidance and value-added expertise that makes it possible for the first time? Traditional freight-forwarding companies are limited in what they’re able –and willing– to do. Don’t let them limit your business expansion too. Latin American Cargo goes above and beyond the call of duty, aligning your interests with our own. Able, willing, and well-equipped!
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES?
Not only are laws written differently, but daily business practices, etiquette, and standards in Mexico are a very different animal from what you may be used to. There is a less strict sense of time than with American businesspeople. The expectations and methods of communication can be a challenge (apart from the language barrier). Mexicans also place considerable importance on personal relationships, rather than strict business contacts as in the US/Canada. Therefore, it is important to secure comfortable business “friendships” with Mexican businesspeople. You often can’t just “deal with” them to gain trust, you need someone who can introduce your company around and vouch for you.
Don’t struggle with these differences alone. Choose an experienced Cargo and Logistics services provider that has been there and done that, having overcome these obstacles many times before. Latin American Cargo removes the mystery and bridges the gaps for its clients, with a no-nonsense approach that gets shipping and moving services to or from Mexico done right.
WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO EXPAND INTO MEXICO
Three times the size of the state of Texas, Mexico is a federal republic with a population of almost 120 million people. Spanish is the official language of Mexico, and English is widely understood by those more highly educated, and in urban centers.
Mexico is one of the United States’ most important trade partners. It is the third largest exporter to the United States, and its international trade products include oil exports, tourism, and the products of its many assembly plants (called maquiladoras). Most of the labor force is employed in the agricultural sector.
A huge boom in manufacturing along the Mexican border tied to U.S. companies and to U.S. consumers has contributed to a sharp upswing in its current economy. In the other direction, Mexico is also a growing consumer market for US products. To boot, global supply chains at large are now increasing with Mexico year-over-year.
- Population: 119.7 million
- GDP (PPP): $2.1 trillion, 2.1% growth, 3.3% 5-year compound annual growth, $17,881 per capita
- Unemployment: 4.9%
- Inflation (CPI): 4.0%
- FDI Inflow: $22.8 billion
Mexico’s average tariff rate is 5.4 percent. It has reduced tariff and non-tariff barriers both unilaterally and through trade agreements. Oil and gas reserves are owned by the government, but the energy sector is being liberalized. The financial sector has become more competitive and open in spite of the challenging global environment. Banking remains relatively stable, and foreign participation has grown rapidly. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has facilitated trading with Mexico, which now ranks as the third largest trading partner with the U.S.
Economic Freedom Snapshot
- 2016 Economic Freedom Score: 65.2 (down 1.2 points)
- Economic Freedom Status: Moderately Free
- Global Ranking: 62nd
- Regional Ranking: 3rd in North America
- Notable Successes: Trade Freedom and Investment Freedom
LATIN AMERICAN CARGO: YOUR IDEAL LOGISTICS PARTNER
We understand the Mexican economy, marketplace, and business culture. We also speak the language. Our expert Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Cargo, and Moving associates have a thorough appreciation for the logistics process when dealing with Mexico. With LAC, you can always depend on freight forwarding solutions that are specialized, cost effective, and with your best interests in mind.
Our combined experience, extensive knowledge and personal connections provide our clients with the very best means to get it there (and back) quickly, securely, and worry-free.