Doing Business In Mexico

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British Embassy Mexico City

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Judith Macgregor

British Embassy
Río Lerma 71 
Col Cuauhtémoc 
06500 México DF

If you are calling from within
Mexico City do not add the
(55) area code. You just
need to dial 1670 3200.

+52 (55) 1670 3200

(52) (55) 1670 3200

+ 52 (55) 1670 3224


Office hours
Embassy Hours (GMT)
Mon-Thurs: 14:00-22:00
Fri: 14:00-19:30

Consulate Hours (GMT):
Mon-Thurs: 15:00 to 17:30
Friday: Closed

The Embassy in Mexico City

The mission of the British Embassy in Mexico is to represent the British government in Mexico, playing an active role in strengthening links between Mexico and the UK at all levels.

The British Embassy promotes a range of British interests in Mexico and we work together through a number of programmes. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Mexico.


Britain is open for business. Whether you are a UK company aiming to expand into new markets, or an overseas company looking for an international base, we're committed to helping you realise your potential. The UK's network of overseas missions is dedicated to championing UK business overseas and attracting investors to the UK.


Helping UK companies in Mexico

Mexico is a country full of opportunity. Advantageously located between the USA and Latin America, and with a wealth of Free Trade Agreements, Mexico can act as a useful springboard for UK companies wishing to do business in the region.

These are exciting times to do business in Mexico. Its economy is predicted to be larger than the UK's by 2050: one of the top seven in the world. In their determination to reduce reliance on the economic prosperity of the USA, Mexico's government and businesses are searching for alternative foreign trade partners. Furthermore, the demand for UK goods and services is growing along with the expanding middle class population.

Opportunities in Mexico

Sales leads are the lifeblood of any business. UKTI has dedicated staff scanning the business environment in Mexico, looking for opportunities for British businesses. In 2009, we identified almost 300 individual business opportunities in Mexico for British companies.

Country information

Many UK companies are dissuaded from trading here by misconceived views that doing business in Mexico is risky and complicated. In fact, Mexico regularly ranks in the top three emerging markets in which to do business. It boasts a stable economy and a secure legal framework, which provide security and protection for investing companies. Mexico presents an exciting chance for UK businesses to expand their corporations globally, and the time to do so has never been better.

Springboard for international growth

Mexico is the only country in the world to have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with both North America and Europe; indeed, it holds such agreements with 44 countries worldwide - more than any other country. With the government and Mexican businesses determined to reduce dependence on trade with the USA, UK companies are well placed to take advantage of these FTAs to access a potential world market of more than one billion consumers.


With 7 flights per week connecting Mexico City and Heathrow, and two new routes from Gatwick to Cancun, trading between the two countries is more simple than is often believed. The country is also well-connected elsewhere, with 59 international and 26 domestic airports, 16 commercial ports, and an impressive internal infrastructure thanks to the multibillion dollar National Infrastructure Programme.

Building UK - Mexico partnerships

The UK and Mexico already have a strong business relationship. Trade between the two countries in 2011 was worth more than 2 billion pounds just for goods, including services the figure was almost 3 billion pounds, and there are currently more than 350 British companies with branches doing business in Mexico, as well as significant Mexican presence in the United Kingdom.

Source - UKinMexico



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