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About Department for International Trade – Mexico

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business.

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DIT Networking Expertise and contacts

DIT offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

DIT team Officers and Sectors

The DIT team in Mexico has 30 specialist officers covering a wide variety of sectors spread over 4 cities. The main office is in Mexico City but we also have offices in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Tijuana. The team is young, dynamic, enthusiastic, bilingual, well connected and educated and have received various performance related awards over the past years from DIT and the Foreign Commonwealth Office.

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Opportunities in Mexico Oil & Gas

On December 2013, Mexico approved a comprehensive Constitutional Energy Reform, which has opened the door for private capital to operate in the energy sector for the first time. In the oil & gas industry, several onshore and offshore shallow water blocks in the Gulf of Mexico have been awarded to several companies. Further interest from UK oil and gas companies is expected throughout the auction of licenses to explore and produce in Mexico’s deepwater areas and PEMEX´s farm-outs.

Around half of Mexico’s prospective oil reserves lie in deepwater. Opportunities for UK expertise include, but are not limited to, training, project consultancy, financing, FEED, subsea and deepwater capabilities, enhanced/improved oil recovery and asset integrity management. There are also plenty of opportunities in midstream, since the Federal Commission of Electricity is increasing pipeline infrastructure by releasing public tenders.

Investment Opportunities in Mexico close to 190 Billion USD*


Round One

2.7 billion USD


3.1 billion USD


1.1 billion USD


40 billion USD

Gas Pipelines (2019)

16 billion USD

Mid & Downstream (2029)

7.8 billion USD



90 billion USD
Additional generation capacity (60GW)

Transmition & Distribution

26 billion USD

*Considering 100% in the 4th Bid.

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