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Press Update: Secretary and Mexican Finance Minister Sign Trade and Security Agreement

Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit Agustín Carstens signing a Letter of Intent to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mexico
Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit Agustín Carstens signed a Letter of Intent that will strengthen bilateral cooperation between the United States and Mexico. The agreement aims to increase security in both countries and facilitate the flow of legal travel and trade. The agreement builds upon an unprecedented level of collaboration between the two nations and provides a roadmap for critical bi-national initiatives between the U.S. and Mexico.

Specifically, the agreement seeks to strengthen border enforcement by creating a framework for establishing bi-national Port Security Management Committees, developing a joint implementation plan for cooperative capacity building, and increasing trade facilitation between the two nations through increased information sharing and a harmonized customs clearance process.

Read more on the agreement in the Press Room.
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