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Partner Country

France will be “Partner Country” in FAMEX 2023 edition.

On the 20th of December, during the visit of Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Meeting was held with chief of staff of the Mexican Air Force: General José Gerardo Vega Rivera and chairman of FAMEX 2023: General Javier Sandoval Dueñas, who delivered acceptance letter to France as Honor Guest in Famex 2023 edition. Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs: Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón and Ambassador of France to Mexico: Jean Pierre Asvazadourian were also present in the meeting.

Why France?

France has been an important strategic ally to Mexico in terms of aeronautical production being number one employer in the aeronautical sector in Mexico and responsible for one out of four jobs in this sector at national level.

More than 550 french companies are active in the 32 states in the Mexican republic, giving jobs to 150,000 people along the territory.

Cerca de 30 empresas francesas emplean cada una a más de 1,000 personas, 5 de ellas generan más de 10,000 empleos directos.

75% of the jobs generated from french companies are located outside the metropolis area, furthermore in some cases above 50% of the employees are females. French enterprises located in states from the north of Mexico represents a large part of the jobs given by french enterprises among which we can highlight the following:

  • Dassault Aviation
  • Airbus
  • Ariane group
  • Thales
  • MBDA
  • Groupe Zodiac

At a national level, France counts with 7 specialized clusters in the aeronautical field:

  • Aerospace cluster (Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne)
  • Normandie AeroEspace (Normandie)
  • Aerocentre (Centre)
  • Aeroteam (ex: Charentes Maritime)
  • Neopolia Aerospace (Pays de la Loire)
  • IEF Aero (Bretagne)
  • Aeriades (Grand Est)

38 out of the 40 most important companies of France and members of the CAC 40 stock market have presence in Mexico, some of them for many years, small and medium-sized companies as well. In 2019, 13 brand new businesses arrived in Mexico and in the last 10 years, over 60 companies have begun commercial activities in our country. Direct investments from France reached 461 million USD in 2018. During the 1st semester of 2019 French investments doubled, up until the point of reaching 564 million USD, more than the total in 2018

Migratory Processes

Countries to which Mexico applies for a visa to ordinary passport and non-ordinary passport holders.

Ordinary Passport Non Ordinary Regime


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