Traditionally Mexico’s AfT activities have been focused on providing technical cooperation to third countries on the basis of its experience in multilateral, regional and bilateral trade negotiations. In fact, with 12 free trade agreements (FTAs) that encompass 44 countries, Mexico ranks high on the scale of bilateral and regional FTAs in the world, which means a wealth of experience on this matter to share with other developing countries. However, in 2012 no such technical cooperation activities took place with partner countries.
In a more horizontal scheme, a Joint Cooperation Fund with Chile set out to promote actions on competitiveness, public administration, culture and environment. The success of this Joint Fund encouraged the creation of another one with Uruguay.