Small- and medium-sized enterprises SMEs are the backbone of not only the U.S. economy, but also of the broader North American free-trade area. Canada and Mexico are the top two destinations for U.S. exports from SMEs, and small-business suppliers also feed inputs into larger companies and benefit from the expanded exports of the final products. In the run-up to the next round of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue and the North American Leaders Summit, this event explored the importance of interlocking supply chains to the broader goal of North American competitiveness.

via Summary: Mexico and the United States – Strengthening North American Supply Chains | AS/COA.