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Local Address: El Paso, Texas, United States
Americas Trade Analysis
 
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Ralph Watkins, a senior ...
www.memagazine.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Ralph Watkins, a senior international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission, also sees room for improvement.Widespread individual tax evasion forces the government to raise more revenue from business.He also favors reforms that give companies more flexibility in how they use workers, and faster regulatory approvals.
Mexico vs.China
Watkins has studied the impact of China on Mexican exports and believes Mexico has certain advantages over China.Many are due to its proximity and integration with the U.S. economy.
Mexico, he says, is most competitive in products with a high weight-to-value ratio, such as motor vehicles, auto parts, large-screen TVs, and major household appliances.
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According to Ralph Watkins, a senior international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission, "If you go to Monterey, it has a very good secondary education.They try to train students for the jobs that are out there.Lots of jurisdictions are not as enlightened.They don't have linkages between schools and businesses."
Watkins, whose analytical work is well-known among those who study border economics, made it clear that he was expressing his views and not those of his agency.Then he added:
Mexico Industrial trends 2004
www.teamnafta.com, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Ralph Walkins - Manager for the U.S. International Trade Commission, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Maquiladoras are becoming more productive and efficient than ever and, hence, more competitive worldwide.
Mexico Redux - January 2008 Issue
memagazine.asme.org, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Ralph Watkins, a senior international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission, also sees room for improvement. Widespread individual tax evasion forces the government to raise more revenue from business. He also favors reforms that give companies more flexibility in how they use workers, and faster regulatory approvals.
Mexico vs. China
Watkins has studied the impact of China on Mexican exports and believes Mexico has certain advantages over China. Many are due to its proximity and integration with the U.S. economy.
Mexico, he says, is most competitive in products with a high weight-to-value ratio, such as motor vehicles, auto parts, large-screen TVs, and major household appliances.
...
According to Ralph Watkins, a senior international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission, "If you go to Monterey, it has a very good secondary education. They try to train students for the jobs that are out there. Lots of jurisdictions are not as enlightened. They don't have linkages between schools and businesses."
Watkins, whose analytical work is well-known among those who study border economics, made it clear that he was expressing his views and not those of his agency. Then he added:
News Item:
www.ammagazine.com, 30 July 2004 [cached]
"Mexico is staying very competitive" when it comes to plants with "short production runs and quick turnaround that are more technology-intensive", says Ralph Watkins at the US International Trade Commission.
Decades of experience have produced a pool of skilled workers and managers who know how to communicate with their American counterparts.
"If you need customisation, you're going to want that done in Mexico rather than China", says Mr Watkins.So such sectors as auto parts, large screen TV sets, aerospace equipment and medical supplies are fueling the sector's recovery.
FT.com Home US
news.ft.com, 20 July 2004 [cached]
"Mexico is staying very competitive" when it comes to plants with "short production runs and quick turnaround that are more technology-intensive," says Ralph Watkins at the US International Trade Commission.Decades of experience have produced a pool of skilled workers and managers who know how to communicate with their American counterparts.
"If you need customisation, you're going to want that done in Mexico rather than China," says Mr Watkins.So sectors such as auto parts, large screen TV sets, aerospace equipment and medical supplies are fuelling the sector's recovery.
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