The Opening of Mexican Agriculture

Observer 206, June/July 1997
Far-reaching reforms of agricultural policies in Mexico have accompanied the steady opening of the economy to international markets since the mid-1980s, in sharp contrast to a long period in which economic policy was based on import substitution. The agro-food sector now benefits from more reliance on market signals, and a partially liberalised trading regime, although there are still severe structural problems that impede the search for improved efficiency.
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