UPS and Estafeta make it easier for small businesses in Mexico to go global

Combining Estafeta’s 160 service points in Mexico with UPS’s globally integrated 220 country network

UPS and Estafeta Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. announced a commercial agreement between the two brands to provide Mexican businesses with international shipping services to help them reach more than 220 countries and territories around the world. The agreement will also make it possible for Mexican companies to reach their customers in the US within one business day.

The timely collaboration leverages UPS’s smart global logistics network and Estafeta’s established presence in Mexico. As the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement comes into force to simplify trade for a refreshed North American trade block, the companies stand ready as growth partners to further streamline established supply chains – and open up new cross-border opportunities.

The collaboration includes more than 160 Estafeta service points, where businesses can easily link up with UPS’s worldwide network through a connection to UPS’s global air hub in Louisville, Kentucky. New or current exporters will be able to reach the US market in one day while taking advantage of the benefits of the new USMCA (T-MEC) trade agreement, which reduces the time, cost and complexity involved in cross-border trade, especially for key industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and high-tech. The Estafeta locations include those in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey and Queretaro, territories that in the last few years have been a launching point for Mexican exporters.

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Customers are expected to gain:

> Competitive, reliable time-in-transit: Direct connections increase speed to market, a competitive advantage for critical industries with production lines involving a high need for control such as the aerospace and automotive industries.

> Benefits of the USMCA (T-MEC) agreement: The updated trade agreement will simplify how companies ship goods throughout North America, enabling easier entry into their neighbours’ markets and increased demand for cross border solutions.

> Improved capabilities for eCommerce: For e-tailers, being able to offer fast, visible and reliable cross-border deliveries encourages return customers. This partnership allows entrepreneurs in Mexico to connect with their international customers and their vendors faster.

Estafeta, 100% a Mexican logistics company, handles almost 43.0 million shipments a year, with 8,500 employees, 3,400 vehicles, two Boeing 737s, two Bombardier CRJ-100s, 13 air stations, more than 1,000 owned and franchised offices, 63 operation centres, three HUBs in San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Mexico City, one bonded warehouse and 33 strategic warehouses.

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