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U.S.-Mexican Industrial Integration: The Road To Free Trade
U.S.-Mexican Industrial Integration: The Road To Free Trade
Edited by Sidney Weintraub with Luis Rubio F. and Alan D. Jo
Westview Press, 1991, 342 pp.

Very good studies by Mexican and American authors compare the part that government policies and other factors have played in shaping the relations of the two countries' automobile, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, textile, computer and food industries. They show, according to the Mexican editor, "that the border is increasingly becoming not much more than an administrative barrier, albeit a cumbersome one, to industrial processes." Weintraub notes that the studies make clear "that the industrial strategies in the two countries are not completely separable."