Trade with Mexico supports some 4.9 million U.S. jobs, according to a new project by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. We should be seriously thinking about the millions of U.S. jobs supported by trade with our southern neighbor while weighing the wisdom of calls for imposing 35% tariffs on Mexico, blocking remittances to Mexico from workers in the United States, and abrogating our trade agreement with America’s second largest customer.
The United States sells more to Mexico than any other country in the world except Canada. We trade more than one million dollars a minute with Mexico. Some 57,000 U.S. companies, large and small, participate in that trade.