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S.A., Mexican groups hail spending study – San Antonio Express-News


Local and Mexican officials on Friday said a new study that revealed Mexican nationals spent nearly $374 million in Bexar County last year should serve as a first step in understanding the overall impact that cross-border visitors have on the region.

via S.A., Mexican groups hail spending study – San Antonio Express-News.

The biggest purchase by far among Mexican nationals is clothing particularly high-end name brand items.  One reason for such large purchases is because Mexico has a 1,000% tariff on apparel from China in an effort to protect the domestic apparel manufacturing market.  However, to comply with the WTO rules and regulations, Mexican tariffs on apparel imports will decline which could lead over the mid-term to a spending habit change my Mexican nationals in Texas.

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